It can be challenging to know how to enter into the lives of people who are walking through seasons of pain in very deep ways. Kevin and I have been so thankful for our family and friends who have chosen to step into our lives in the midst of not knowing what to say or do and simply allow the Lord to use what they have to bring to the table to minister to our hearts in such deep ways. Each time someone has stepped out as God has called them to step into our story, not knowing what we need (because most of the time when they ask… we don’t know what to say), God has met us in those moments. Whether it’s been a meal, a fun celebration with Sophie, a note, a gift, it has been amazing to see the body of Christ be just that, the body of Christ. Two Sunday’s ago, Renaut, the Pastor of the main campus of our church, Mosaic, spoke on what it looks like to step into the lives of those that our hurting in light of a recent tragedy in our church and using several other stories (including ours) to call our church to step in in supernatural ways. The campus we go to in the evenings had surrounded us that night with a sweet time of prayer over our lives and Sophie’s as all of the other services at the different campus’ had done the same earlier. Though we were not at the main campus to hear Renaut preach, I decided to watch it two nights ago at 3am when I couldn’t sleep and it greatly ministered to my heart and reminded me of the bigger story God is writing. If you have a chance please watch it… to the end! I think it will encourage your hearts as you think of what it looks like to step into the lives of hurting people and give you a taste of the ways our church has stepped into our life. He leads people in a time of prayer at the end and then closes with some profound thoughts. We are so thankful for our Pastor’s, Renaut and Brady and their wives, Brooke and Jennafer who have stepped into our lives in this season in such sweet ways.
The message is entitled “The Missional Church- Mission”
You can watch it here
You can also find the podcast of it here:
A little update: I’ve still been having contractions this week fairly steadily but they are not progressing so we are planning on inducing tomorrow (Thursday), but still praying that things will kick into high gear and I would go into labor naturally before we induce!