Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Belated Anniversary

Late yesterday evening marked five years since I sat in a dorm hallway at the end of my faith rope with nothing but a Bible and a prayer, which produced Luke 24:34...

'It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon!' (NIV)

I've moved the lectionary texts around for this passage to be the preaching text for Sunday, mainly because we'll be taking communion.

I've never really done anything official to mark the occasion over the years, but I think that I've done plenty of unofficial things. Last night, for instance, was spent with a roomful of congregants as they shared hopes and dreams for the church's future. The three years prior I was always involved with some sort of seminary work. So in a sense I have marked the occasion: I've been moving forward.

1 comment:

Songbird said...

Hi, Jeff.
My entire lectionary group decided to make the switch, too, and I would have if I didn't have a guest coming who is preaching about hospital chaplaincy.
It's so special to mark those moments. I'll never hear "O Come All Ye Faithful" the same way again after an experience I had listening to it in December.