Thursday, February 17

Weekly Update

Genesis 12:1-4a

12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
12:2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
12:4a So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him.

We are in an interesting time at Reconciler. It appears that Chase Cafe may be in the process of being evicted. We had been told that the relationship between Chase and their Landlord was not congenial so this is not entirely a surprise. We have only heard the eviction from Chase's neighbor and have been unable to confirm it with Chase Cafe.
We are though looking at our options. At the moment three possible options are looking at a Cafe in Edgewater Metropolis Cafe, open up talks with Heartland Cafe to see if space we were looking at last summer would still be available to us, and looking into renting the space directly from Chase Cafe's Landlord.
Much to pray about and seek God's leading.
God doesn't always give all the details of what God calls us to, like God's fairly terse command in our Genesis passage this coming Sunday. The details don't always seem clear. The encouragement for us in the story of Abraham and Sarah is that they didn't always get the details right, and yet they are our father and mother in faith. Abraham and Sarah though were following God in this specific command for the long haul. Walking by faith is perhaps this tension knowing what we are called to ultimately and seeking God at the details in the process. Even when God's leading in the details may seem a bit sketchy.
We know to what we are called in the broad outlines. The details can be a bit sketchy at times, and our faith can be tested in not having the details. Abraham to God "And God what land is that exactly, and can you show us the shortest root from here?" God "All in good time, for know go out from the land of your ancestors."

Peace

Pastoral Team