Do We Love Like Jesus?
For those new to Creekwood, each Advent we invite a mixture of staff and laity of all ages to bless us with their devotional thoughts to a specific question. You’ll notice we are starting at “Day 2” because Day 1 was Sunday, and the message can be experienced in worship (in person and online). I hope these devotionals bless you each day, and help you envision the presence of Christ fully into your life.
The question this year:
“What do you think of when you hear the expression ‘Kingdom of God'”
I think the kingdom of God looks like a place where no one is mean, and everyone is helping each other. I think it is a very sweet, peaceful, and happy place. Nobody is left out and actually, I think it kind of looks like church.
A good example of the kingdom of God in our church is at Open Door. I see people caring for our Open Door friends and making them feel comfortable and making sure they feel welcome and that they belong. When I first volunteered at Open Door, I did not know what to expect and now I am very sad if I have to miss it. I have made friends that are our Open Door guests and I love seeing them each time. How cool is it that we have a place where special needs adults can fit in just like I do. They are God’s children like I am and we really aren’t that different.
It’s not hard to love someone when you think about what Jesus would do. They are part of God’s kingdom just like me and they bring so much joy to the world This really shows me that God is at work in our church, and I am happy to be a part of that.
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