Monday, June 16, 2014
Not Parochial for PCUSA
America and her mainline churches are declining; and over and over and over again, You say, "Return to Me and I will restore you."
Increasingly and intentionally shutting You out of our civil and ecclesiastical governments, classrooms, market, media, and entertainment, the rivers of living water that refreshed the land are turning into trickles.
While our part of the Kingdom known as PCUSA gets smaller and smaller and smaller in size and cultural influence, claiming 1.7 million on rolls that translates into about a third of that in really active worship and ministries, we rejoice with the elders meeting in Detroit this week who remain true to You as a remnant of what we were yet can still be if we seize this GA meeting moment to confess, repent, and return to You through Jesus by the book as compelled/chastened by the Holy Spirit.
Mustard seeds come to mind.
Gospeling leaven that mixes in to make all better generates existential hopes for eternal envisionings.
We thank You for predestining commissioners, smaller in number yet poorer in spirit, who will look up, stand up, speak up, and act up for Jesus by the book with enthusiasm and without equivocation; and though the darkness blurring sight will strategize to marginalize if not silence them, we trust resurrection for all who remain faithful during these meantimes.
Your saving sovereignty as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit regenerates our strong calm sanity to worship You alone, work for You alone, and witness to You alone with the Bible as our manual and Jesus as our Master in whose name we pray.
Blessings and Love!