“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Mark 4. 12 - 23
When I was a freshman at Newcomb College, several friends and I accused some fraternity guys of "lurking" on a bench near our dorm. The guys would sit there and watch the girls (dorms were only for girls and boys then, not for both) leave the dorms and go to classes, trying to get their attention and sometimes looking for a date. It was kind of a joke, because we knew those guys and we loved them like brothers and they weren't really interested in us, but in girls that were more glamorous and popular!
When I read this beautiful message from Pastor Steve, I was reminded of our friends who lurked, and then it occured to me how wonderful to think that God lurks for us!!! Haunting our ways, hoping for a brief encounter, or maybe a little more: calling us to fish for people!! We might say that Jesus was lurking on the beach looking for people to do his ministry with him.
Watch around every corner for God lurking, seeking you and longing for even just a brief encounter, or more!
Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. When you're young, and your heart falls for that special one, you daydream about them, don't you? You notice them out of the whole crowd. You watch, you know their routine. You plant yourself, casually as you can right where you know they come out of class, or go to work, right up that sidewalk as they come the other way— you do it more than once— so you can just happen to bump into them, even for a fleeting conversation, and maybe more, oh you hope, a little more. So the Beloved haunts your ways, hoping for a brief encounter, hoping, oh, hoping for maybe a little more. Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net