“Vision…. Remember when mission was all about vision statements? For all I know it still is… But your church doesn’t need a vision – it already has one! Remember? ‘Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart.’”
And then we turned to Ephesians 4:1-17 where I was particularly struck by Paul’s words: “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” These words, as my husband reminded us, are God’s vision for our church.
BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE.
I thought of similar words in Micah 6:8…
Just, kind, humble, godly…. Does that describe us?
Lots to think about tonight.
Pastor Iwamatsu and his wife came down and joined us for the teatime afterward and I thought about it again. Just and humble integrity over pizzazz. Kindness over all…
I have always loved the camaraderie of an Sunday evening service and I love the Sunday PM English Service at Hirosaki Gospel Church!