March 31, 2011 @ 09:10 am by Jacqui Lewis
After two days of work here in Capetown with brothers and sisters trying to move toward reconciliation in their churches, despite centuries of apart-ness, I feel both tired and encouraged. These people, the twenty five we were with, want to make it happen. They are experimenting, they are trying to make partnerships, and they are doing this work without the blessing of their hierarchies. They are pilgrims on a journey, like we are. I was frustrated, moved and ultimately blessed by these conversations.
At the end of the day today, we drove into the center of Capetown, and a cloud was nestled at the breast of this giant rock called Table Mountain, soft and misty; it seemed to want to nurse at the strength that comes with time. Or, it was nourishment itself, for the city below, full of Living Water, ready to cascade on this city and this region to bring God's healing Grace. If you read my not-regular-enough blog for secular content, hear this: Only God's love can do what needs to be done. It is both Living Water and a Rock in a weary land; it is a shelter in the time of storm. And if you don't believe there is a God, what force can make beauty like these clouds.
I have looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down and still somehow...
I think God is able.
To be Living Water and a Rock in a Weary Land
We need healing; God is able to help us.
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