A Little Something from Jordan

Aug 21, 2019

Here is a little something to say when you get out of bed in the morning. 

This morning I wake (slowly) on an ordinary day. I do not know what lies ahead, but I wake in a bed I know, a house I live in, a routine, a particular life, in medias res. The psalmist declares, “This is the day that the Lord has made.” This one. We wake not to a vague or general mercy from a far-off God. God, in delight and wisdom, has made, named, and blessed this average day. What I in my weakness see as another monotonous day in a string of days, God has given as a singular gift. When Jesus died for his people, he knew me by name in the particularity of this day. Christ didn’t redeem my life theoretically or abstractly—the life I dreamed of living or the life I think I ideally should be living. He knew I’d be in today as it is, in my home where it stands, in my relationships with their specific beauty and brokenness, in my particular sins and struggles.

Warren, Tish Harrison. Liturgy of the Ordinary (pp. 20-21). InterVarsity Press. 

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Betty Sullivan

Betty Sullivan

Since I am new to the church it has been a nice time of fellowship with other church members. Jordan makes the class so enjoyable with his enthusiasm while answering our questions. He explains passages in terms that make it easy for us to understand. I am really learning a lot about Bible Stories! I would encourage anyone, who wants to learn more about the Bible to come & join us. You'll be glad you did!