03 December 2006

AFtEr tHe sToRm, cOmEs bOnAnZa!!!


I don’t know if you have this expression in English, but it’s not hard to get what I mean… we had many days of rain, actually, We were under realy stormy weather… the country was flooding everywhere, and here we couldn’t do much besides staying in the house, playing games, reading books, getting bored, or simply wait… I thank God for this house, I couldn’t imagine us in this storm in the other land where we don’t have a house yet…

The weather and the circumstances were not the best, but I was just looking forward for the bonanza ☺… Dominike and Frauke were not getting any apartment to stay with the baby… Yves and Regina were still stressed because we were not moving to the other land… There were still a lot of mistrust between both parts… and for me, the worst of all was that we were still 2 parts and not 1 …

So, the weather gave us a hand so things could “explode” in a good sense … we had a real good meeting with all of us cramped in our leaving room, while the rain was still pouring outside… we were just opening hearts and make things clear…

“CHURCH IS A MESS, BUT IT'S GOOD”, Dominike quoted a friend when he was questioning what was the lesson of the night ☺ (after more then 4 hours meeting),
So that was one of the lessons we took from one of our meetings cramped in the leaving room…

As a community and as a family we are getting more and more like ONE… and that’s so cool to see and experience…
So yes, church gets messy sometimes, but it’s so good…
Things coming out into light… misunderstandings beings fixed… people forgiving one another… and in the end came a pure worship and thanksgiving to our God, our big Daddy who has all the situations under His control… All the time !!!


I’m reading a book that I greatly recommend from Paul Vieira (you have the link to his web site on “my relationships”), “JESUS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING” , and he also mentions something like this... He speaks about the church Jesus started and says “THEY WERE A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS EXPERIENCING COMMUNITY TOGETHER…From one week to the other it was never the same…THEY WERE STRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT ALLOWED CHAOS, SPONTANEITY, AND FREEDOM… IT MAY LOOK "OUT OF ORDER", BUT THE SPIRIT IS IN CONTROL. IT'S GOD'S CHAOS ! ” ☺

GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFULL... ALL THE TIME !!! AND I LOVE HIM JUST LIKE THAT :-)

1 comment:

lisa said...

"Church is a mess but it is good."
You have no idea how refreshing this little phrase sounds to me tonight.