A Body in Motion
No matter. God loves us still. And He keeps giving us little slices of beauty to whet our appetite for greater good to come.
Last night was a quintessential example. Dear friends of ours, a recently married couple, are heading out on overseas missions. Between packing up, getting trained, and making arrangements in their new home, it's been a scramble for them. But they hollered around on short notice to see if folks could join them in prayer the night before they left.
So there we were gathered, on a Tuesday night no less, to come before God with them and for them. There were many more people there than I could have imagined (including myself: I rarely do something so late on a work night, and yet there I found myself). We prayed for everything under the sun, marveling at God's providence in our friends' lives separately and now together. And, counted among the prayers were people of a wild mix of ages, countries of origin, and stations in life.
A famous analogy in the Bible describes the people of God as a body. Last night, that was a body in motion, sending forth two beloved parts, to do His work in a new place. What a rich, rich time was had by all.