Lent Day 9 Reflection

The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him…For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

Today’s reading focused on the idea of unity. It’s not talking about a temporary feeling that we occasionally feel when things are going well, but a constant unified body of believers humbling themselves before God.

We simply seek You, keeping our eyes fixed on You. We remember Your great deeds of the past. We savor Your promise for the difficult days ahead.

At Harris Creek, we can look back over the years and remember the great deeds God has done in our past. Every time I sit through the Connections Class I’m reminded of the incredible journey of our church. There were times our congregation had just a couple dozen people in it and it would have been easy to close up the doors for good. But for the past 134 years the people of Harris Creek were faithful to persevere through the ups and downs and God has been faithful in return. Those faithful leaders of Harris Creek all had one thing in common: they kept their eyes fixed on Him and the plan he had for their lives and the life of this body of believers.

We know without a doubt there will continue to be ups and downs both individually and corporately here at Harris Creek. We’ve walked through some of them together over the past few months and years. And there are more on the horizon. But in the midst of all of that, the mission of our lives and our church has not and will not change. We’re called as individuals to go out and make disciples and we as a church are called to seek the welfare of the city around us. Those two go hand in hand. While it is easy to get bogged down in the messiness of life, we know that we are created for a purpose and a mission.

May we keep that in mind as we put aside our biases, our preferences, and our own comfort and go in to Waco, Woodway, Lorena, McGregor, China Spring, Robinson, Hewitt, and beyond and attempt live out the Gospel and seek the spiritual welfare of our community.

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 Jon Green is the College Minister at Harris Creek. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Hewitt with their dog, Bear, and are obsessed with the show Parenthood. 

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