The photograph above was taken by a two year old girl just playing around with a camera. There's something about this image and the perspective it offers to people who aren't two feet tall. At a tangible level, we get to enter the mind of this two year old and see what the world looks like to her... what the world looked like to her the day her Mom took her to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. We enter into her story in an intimate way and begin to understand who she is and what she considers beautiful. This beauty in sharing our stories with each other is something we don't do often as a Church. But if we read in the book of Acts, we read about the thousands added to the fold when the disciples of Jesus lovingly preached the Gospel and shared their testimony.
This month, we will have a wonderful opportunity to share our own stories with each other. On Wednesday, June 13th, we will have a kind of open mic testimony night. The core team will begin by sharing short versions of our stories with you, then we will open it up to anyone who might want to share as well. This is also a perfect night if you have a friend who might be questioning their faith a little. Maybe you have a friend who could benefit from a night like this; pray about it in the next week and really consider inviting one new person to this. I know it has the potential of being a life-changing conversion moment. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Oh... and yes, we'll have food! Make sure you tell your friends!