The Chair and the Desk, 1/28/16

From the chair:

“And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends…And Cornelius said…’I sent for you at Joppa, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all the you have been commanded by the Lord.”

-Acts 10:24-33

I find the Acts 10 story charming–not because I look down on the Caesareans for their simplicity; instead, because I look up to them for it. It’s actually hard for me to imagine the anticipation, to envision waiting with bated breath for the scoop on this “Jesus” guy. It makes me ask, how can I foster this kind of intrigue over Jesus in my community? How can I nurture this kind of excitement over Jesus in my own heart?

From the desk:

“When people respond positively to my preaching, I often wonder just how much of the credit is attributable to the force of my mother’s prayers.”

-Jana Childers, Performing the Word, p.14

This quote was a no-brainer for the blog. Thank you mom, and all those who contribute to the preaching of the Word of God through your prayers.

“The chair” is the one Annie aptly chose for the corner of our living room, and it’s where I am committed to daily hearing from God’s Word–the Word I above all else hope to speak to others. “The desk” is the one by my coffee grounds and spare charger (if I get to the library early enough); it’s where I have the privilege of reading and thinking all day, where I intend to learn for others’ sake.


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