In preparation for the season of Advent, I recently began reading a study called All Earth Is Waiting (by Katie Z. Dawson). In it she writes: “The vision of God’s kingdom that we hold in our hearts is a fulfillment of God’s plan for the whole creation. Theologically, we are invited to imagine that the kingdom…
“New” can bring on a sense of joy. “New” can bring on a sense of anxiety. Whatever emotion is elicited, the thing about “new” is that it fades.
But the glow from the balloons was not the only show we got to see that night – just as the balloons filled with hot air and warm light, the sky behind us lit up with streaks of bright lightning as dark clouds gathered.
Though there was sweat during the workout and an aching in my muscles afterward, it felt like good work…so I went back again and again…I go because I know that it is good for me, but I also go because of the people that we meet.