Knit Together

Knit Together

Friends, I invite you to share your comments on these Afterthoughts at the bottom of this web page. I would love hear what you think! brad+

So much about this past weekend was about community.

The community that gathers here.

The community that we find ourselves in.

The community we desire to build.

This weekend was the result of a ton of work.

It was, in my opinion, an investment.

For the community that gathers here.

The community we find ourselves in.

The community we desire to build.

In our 150 years on Nevada Street,

the people of Holy Trinity have always been about community.

There have always been those who have sought to bring better community to this place and the people who have lived around here.

There have been people of some renown who have called this place home.

There have been people whose names will never been known who have called this place home.

But one thing is true.

The love of God and the peace of Christ and the work of the Spirit have been that thing which has knit us together.

And not only us, but all those who have called on the name of Jesus and taking to this journey of faith.

The reading from Revelation this Sunday alludes to this fact.

“After this I, John, looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom 
and thanksgiving and honor 
and power and might 
be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”  
Revelation 7

As those of you who attended the Sunday service know,

we hired a photographer to document this wonderful celebration.

There are some good group shots.

And there are some good candid shots as well.

I found myself looking at the group photo

and wondering what it will feel like to see that photo in ten years?

Twenty years?

Fifty Years.

One Hundred and Fifty years?

What will those looking at it think about it?

Will they wonder about the lives of those of us who are in the picture?

Will they wonder about the ups and downs of being community here?

Wil they be thankful for the work done now that made ministry possible later?

Who knows?

I hope they are thankful.

Just like we are thankful for those who have gone before.

Those who have made it possible for this place to still be active.

And vibrant.

To give us an opportunity to share the love of God.

To extend the peace of Christ.

To allow us to see the work of the Spirit.

To those who put on the programs this weekend, those who planned, prepared food, cleaned the church and made it beautiful. It was a joy to behold and a pleasure to be present together.

May the work of Christ never cease here.

May the blessing of God be upon us all.

May we go forth in the power of God’s Spirit.