Jesus saves us from our personal hell and sets us free by giving us life in abundance. God can rewire our hearts to get past the hurdles that trip us up and to lead us into a peaceful existence within ourselves and our community at large. A peace that has no limit. Life that has no end and cannot be diminished by the inevitable grave that waits for each one. How to explain the concept of holy and...
Just as each person comes into the church through the entry door, they also bring with them who they are. The personal mess of troubles, lingering doubts, hidden secrets, worries, habits and suspicions are all brought right on into the church, the sanctuary, a building on a plot of land where people gather.
In this vision God pulls His own up and out. Darkness, in the sky. Clouds billow in from the seas ~ as a formidable wall of no escape extends down.
We covet pride, ego and self-interests above what is Holy and well for the church body. We take a stand for our purposes, what we demand as our rights, our requirements; leaving the core essence of the church mission in the dust.