6/06/2011

a little social mac and cheese

Sunday June 12th, Acts 2: 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. We start together in one place, huddled against the elements of change, holding on to what little security we can muster, and then God intervenes. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? It is not just about Pentecost, it is about our lives being relived time and time again. We want to hang together with our friends and family, to discuss the same old things and feel the comfort of our own tribe. This is especially true in a world that seems to be spinning out of control faster and faster with gas prices up, housing prices down, food prices up, church attendance down, work load up, work satisfaction down, faster and faster and faster until we want to scream, and all we want is a little social mac and cheese, our own little tribe with which to hang. Into this uncertain world enters God, into this huddle of security enters God and blows our minds by blowing on us and asking us even now, and especially now, to look outward. What is most mind blowing about the experience is that it is exactly what we need, exactly what the church needs, exactly what the world needs now.

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