He promised; and it/He happened last night in the chapel.
The chapel was thick, packed, overflowing, dripping, and overwhelmed as a dozen thirsty/hungry souls for more of Jesus received Him as the promise happened: "God inhabits the praises/prayers of His people."
The peace that passes...
One wrote, "Pastor, the class last night was wonderful and I walked out in a much better place than I entered...I want more of it...Looking forward to Sunday..."
It's not really about studying or being guided by Chan's books; for they're just the, uh, excuse for going deeper and deeper and...
As I consider what happened last night and what will happen next Wednesday and next Sunday and..., I feel a deep sadness for people who don't...
Chan: "I get nervous when I think of how we've missed who we are supposed to be, and sad when I think about how we're missing out on all that God wants for the people He loved enough to die for."
I think of C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce which I can't find because I can't find anything during our renovation/expansion.
Anyway, Lewis talks of "the great divorce" between communion with Him and non-communion with Him as a choice; akin to choosing to get on the bus or not get on the bus. The bus is here and we choose to get on or not get on.
The bus has stopped on the corner of Lincoln and Main.
Blessings and Love!