We must always remember that true worship is about loosening the chains of injustice, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and caring for the homeless and vulnerable in our community (Isaiah 58:6-12, James 1:27)
However, I can’t help looking at this photo and seeing “a pleasing aroma to the Lord” (Exodus 29:18). A community of people drawn by the Spirit’s presence, and called to become children.
“As a pleasing aroma I will accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered. And I will manifest my holiness among you in the sight of the nations”. Ezekiel 20:41.
Sunday marked 138 years to the day since the first house church met in Eureka. The fruit of that faithfulness is still being felt 6 generations later. Proof that the purposes of his heart stand firm through all generations when we are deeply rooted in him (Psalm 33:11).
“Follow God’s example, therefore,
as dearly loved children
and walk in the way of love,
just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us
as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
📷: Beth Boughton