This morning was busy, attended the installation of new members of the Daughters of the King as well as the commissioning of the new officers of the Truro chapter (see photo). Over in the Gunnell House was a gathering of folks discerning ordination, while over in the Education Building was a meeting of the Alpha Course team. Despite the heat (one way or the other), Truro was alive with ministry and people and activity and laughter - and even tears. Later I sat around a table with other members of the Daughters of the King as we shared stories of recent events, laughed together, even wept together and at one point my heart just filled up with thankfulness. What a blessing it has been - and continues to be - to find myself in this community of believers, this cosmopolitan gathering of people from all parts of the globe, some local, some far away, all here to celebrate our life together in Christ.
Today, with the sun shining over the brick walk in expectation for tomorrow when those walks will be filled with people coming to explore who Jesus is and why He died and why He rose again - may that be our heart's desire as well, to meet Jesus, to be thankful for all He has done and all that He will do through us in the power of the Holy Spirit according to His Word.
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." -Philippians 1:3-6