by: Gillian Ford
Contributor: Deb Meyer
I recently came across a blue heart-shaped paper with the word “Alive” from an experiential worship service. I wrote that word in the season of Lent several years ago. The blue paper held extra significance because it’s made of materials that produce a seedling when planted and watered. Being in a season of transition I posted the heart on a bulletin board rather than in the ground as a visual reminder of the promise of a new phase of life, and as a reminder to live in to my preferred future.
The word “Alive” implies activity, even vitality, and God’s transformative grace in our lives through Christ is a gift intended to be used building up of our faith community to share God’s love with the world. What gifts and graces has God given you? What seed of focus for service is planted within? What do we do with the concept of serving when we’ve recognized that servanthood isn’t about earning God’s love or favor but about being alive in Christ and responsive to God’s leading?
“Every time Jesus rises in our own hearts in new ways, the Resurrection happens again.” Joan Chittister
To explore these themes with others in the Trinity community, please consider participating in Alive: The Courageous Willingness to Give Back the Gift that is You! on May 25. We will gather from 8:30-9:00am for a light breakfast and learn together from 9:00-Noon. Please RSVP so we can prepare for you.