Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gazing into my Future

Over the past four days, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time in six different homes of dear believers in the community here in Austin. In each home, I received care and shepherding in a unique way, as well as a unique portion of Christ. The sum result of all these experiences was that Christ was magnified to me (i.e., He became bigger and more real to me). What truly struck me, though, was that spending time in these homes was in reality taking a glimpse at my future over the next several decades as a believer living a normal, day-to-day Christian life.

The best place to find Christ: in the living rooms of experienced believers.
In one of the homes, I was with a brother who recently graduated college and currently attends Bible school, a brother getting Ph.D in engineering, and a young working couple who have been married for sixteen months.

In a different home, I was with a couple with two young children and a third on the way.

In a different home, I was with a middle-aged couple and their youngest son, a high schooler.

In a different home, I was with a couple whose children all recently graduated college and moved on in life.

In a different home, I was with a retired couple with a grown-up son and who are now helping to take care of a family of seven from Afghanistan.

In a different home, I was with a retired couple whose children are all grown up and already have grandchildren.

However, in each of these homes, something was exactly the same. I saw people for whom it was normal to live Christ and enjoy Christ. This is my future, and this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.

3 comments:

lifeandbuilding.com said...

Sounds like you are having an awesome experience getting outside the traditional four walls of the church building!

jon & sarah said...

Lucky, lucky you. Six homes in four days. I appreciate how sincere and simple this post is, yet the significance is profound: finding Christ regardless of circumstances and life stages. Believe me, we all struggle, but thankfully we have younger ones like you who come visit and take care of us :)

rhutchinsonaustin said...

I've also really enjoyed being in believers homes and seeing that it is so normal to live Christ in a daily way. Lord, get us in more homes!!

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