Sunday I woke up very early. This was Commissioning Day and I knew that the Lord would have something very important to speak to me. He did.
He took me to Genesis 12:1 where he told Abram to "Go to the land which I will show you."
He basically told told him, "When you start moving, then you will know where you are going."
In many ways, this is what the Lord is showing us with Missio Lux. We started moving by getting together monthly, by reaching out into our community, by holding monthly healing prayer worship services, by meeting weekly for Celebrate Recovery. But, Sunday we took the BIG STEP by getting commissioned, which means 'sent out with authority', from Pine Lake.
As people went through the receiving line, their questions were many.
Where will you meet now?
When will you meet?
What's it going to look like?
We have those questions too, in some ways. But, in other ways, we are holding our hands open: ready to receive and ready to go like Abram to the land which God will show us.
Abram went and the Bible speaks over and over to his faith. His act of going was preparation for the larger act of faith in being willing to give his long awaited son back to God.
My hope is that each person in Missio Lux will remember Abraham (who got the ham to his name after his acts of faith) when they begin to ache for the familiar. And, we will all remember that comfort is not nearly as nice as it is cracked up to be, it is the adventure with God that brings the ham to our names.
So, how does it sound: Tamaraham? What's your name?