Reflections on Faith and Community
In this blog, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.
Andrew S. Odom
And they came, everyone whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and brought the Lord’s offering to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service. (Exodus 35:21)
Sunday was Commitment Sunday when we all bring our commitment cards for the coming year to the front of the sanctuary. There is something about it that always gets me. What moves me doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that we are bringing cards forward or anything like that. No, I guess what gets me is that we do it willingly, that each one of us has thought about it and made a choice to be part of it, to be part of this church yet again. It’s almost like a renewal of our wedding vows. It has that kind of feel.
In Exodus, right after Moses comes down from the mountain with the 10 commandments, God tells him to take up an offering in order to build a tabernacle (think mobile temple). The story then describes what feels like a massive crowd bringing whatever they had. Commitment Sunday has that kind of atmosphere around it, like we are bringing everything we are to the front of the church to be part of this God-sized experiment together. I can’t help but smile every time I am part of it.
Thank you Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church. Thank you for making a commitment to what God is doing with us. Thank you for being nothing more or less than who you already are. I look forward to another year together.
p.s. If you have not yet made a 2020 commitment, you may do it online at: https://www.canyoncreekpres.org/2020-estimate-of-giving
Published on 11/11/2019 @ 7:23 PM CDT