From the Potomac the Heartland
Posted by justicetabernacle on August 7, 2009
so here i sit in des moines, iowa… what day’s journey it was. funny how it took me just as long to get from my house to dulles as it did from dulles to o’hare. add in a connecting flight and shuttle bus and it was a long day to get to this hotel lobby. here for a wedding this weekend with family and friends.
but aside from the landscape change, it was quite a jump from a 2 weeks of craziness and non-stop work for week of justice to quiet. the rest of the crew is arriving a bit later, so i had a long travel day and arrival all by myself. it’s funny how life work in spurts, and it will for sure take a day or two to come down off of the labor high.
it was nice to be on a bus and plane today though, to sit back, listen to some podcasts and try to rest and refuel. good reminder (definitely ordained and timely) to listen to a matt chandler sermon on repentance for the righteous. he talked about the pharisee and the tax collector, and the rich young ruler- illustrating that we must guard ourselves from feeling that we have right standing with God by the things that we do… that this is a religious trap that will ensnare and lead you to complete deception about who God is and what He has done and continues to do- that is to save and rescue.
i was feeling fairly humble after this week’s string of events, but it is always a good reminder that we cannot take credit for the goodness of God- nor is any of our work to ‘please’ Him. it is all about reflecting the goodness of God- and never forgetting the grace He freely gives is not subject to any kind of manipulation we might try to employ.