|FYI - Petra - Christian Rock Band |
has reunited to tour in 2011!
We talked about the blessing of there being many ways to hear God's word...and that we do not have to be able to hear or even like ALL the means of communication. For those who do not really appreciate Petra, here are the words to How Long:
|We have prayed to you for rain...cried your compassion|
We have prayed to you for rain
We have cried your compassion
To renew the land again
Now we're standing in your presence
More hungry than before
Now we're on your steps of mercy and we're knocking at your door
Before you drench the barren land
Before we see a righteous man
Before your name is lifted high
Before the weeping turns to songs of joy
Lord, we know your heart is broken
By the evil that you see
And you've stayed your hand of judgment
For your plan to set men free
But the land is still in darkness
And we've fled from what is right
And we've failed the silent children
Who will never see the light
|The deaf will hear and the blind will see.|
When the deaf will hear his voice
When the blind will see the savior
And the lame will leap for joy
When a widow finds a husband
Who will always love his bride
And the orphan finds a father
Who will never leave her side
Before your glory lights the skies
Before your radiance lifts our eyes
Before your fragrance fills the air
Before the earth resounds with songs of joy
Since God created such diversity within the world, isn't it great he gave us such diverse means of communicating the Good News of the Gospel!
This cartoon would lead me to believe he doesn't even want us to hear
the Good News in the same way. So...I might as well lean back and simply accept the reality that not everyone appreciates and learns the same as me. Maybe I should even say, "Thank you, God!"
The Wednesday Lunch Bunch all took a Band-Aid today to use as a bookmark for the remainder of this study...as a reminder that healing is a process rather than a one-time event...and that it is never ending. Last evening, my granddaughter asked about my "Trust" stone I have been using this week. Thinking of her questions, I also brought an assortment of stones to choose from and ink pens today for women to write their own words of reminder or hope.
Since the Lunch Bunch reviewed the entire Week IV readings, I decided to also include Day 7's Integration and Review in this posting. As is often the case, responses were varied and rich...in their diversity.
1. When have you felt like a broken cup?
I think there have been times in my life that I have been a broken cup, yet either I could not articulate that or I refused to acknowledge my brokenness. Either way, at some point, the unacknowledged brokenness finally grew to the point I had no choice but to
Well....I just walked in after another l-o-n-g day. I began my reflection earlier today...and it can wait until tomorrow to be finished. But, before I sign off on another day I want to say a special thank you to the Wednesday Lunch Bunch...you ladies just make my week.
I would like to say another thank you to all those who are practicing for Palm Sunday and Easter. I hummed some of your music all the way home. This is for you. You are doing an "Easter" version. Still, I wanted you to hear Leonard Cohen...
....for Easter....Boggstown and I will be glad it is you offering us this praise of Hallelujah! You all are the greatest!
Many Blessings ~ Sandi