Friday, April 22, 2016
"...in deed and in truth"
And so began the second day of our "Journey for Jesus", walking the road less traveled, as we - within the confines our hearts, minds, and souls - venture into the "desert" - hoping that with every step, every door, and every encounter, we might leave a seed that may take root and one day flourish for Christ.
Under the beautiful sky of a sun-filled day, we walked the streets of Colicum Drive and Nichols Lane engaging another 30 homes, taking the time also to speak directly with folks out walking their dogs and those providing professional services to homeowners (a woman doing exterior remodeling work at one home, and a cable employee surveying overhead wires for a service installation). A number of homeowners engaged us in genuine conversation - one stopping to ask her neighbor as we spoke with him if we were Mormons, his reply to her, "No, they're Catholics, we're finally taking over". She exclaimed with excitement - "oh, they're the ones who left that bag at my house yesterday, I think it's great".
And so we closed out the day's journey in prayer thanking God for helping to fortify His love in our hearts, knowing that our mission is to love - but "...let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth" (1 John 3:18).