Thursday, 24 February 2011

Review: Stumbling into Mystery author Dan Wilt

Stumbling Into Mystery eBook
author Dan Wilt

I am seriously loving my Theology of Worship course.  So much so, I'm sharing a bit of it with you today. Brief excerpts from the text written by Dan Wilt, "Stumbing into Mystery."

"Shalom is entering the world through the Spirit of God, through the way opened by Christ, and we as his followers are participating in that bringing of wholeness to the world. Empowered by the Spirit of God, we bring peace to the situations that God has given us to influence. Peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of circumstance, peace of government, peace of society, peace of relationships – in all of these arenas we are Christ’s ambassadors." 

An awesome line of thinking to follow.

"As Christ’s ambassadors, every act of forgiveness, reconciliation and hope-giving is now a new creation act – an act of shalom-making, or peace-making. We anticipate the age to come every time we make a choice to act in love, in shalom peace, and not in hatred or bitterness. We welcome and exemplify the age to come every time we as a community gather around one of us who is weak and broken. We bear the age to come every time we participate in bringing beauty into the world, whether it be in a church building or on a pub stage. We participate in acts of the new creation to come when we pray for the sick, care for the poor, pick up the fallen, confront social powers that dehumanize people, and on and on and on." 

What amazing opportunities we have all around us to be bearer's of shalom - God's shalom.  Bringers of hope - the hope with roots.  Roots that go down deep into the soil of God's love.   Hope that inspirits. 

Practical encouragement to be more than audience.  Let's take every opportunity available to us today to BE who we're called and created to be. 

Blessings on your BEING and the DOING that will result...