Monday, February 18, 2013

Lent Photo Day 6: World



Day 6: World. Thinking about friends serving around the world. #rethinkchurch #stjamesumc #40days #lentphotoaday (original source for image: http://owuglobalmap.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/globe-in-hands.jpg)

Today's theme: World, was interesting.

First off, it made me think of my friends, serving overseas.

People who are serving as missionaries or pastors in non-American settings (especially a friend who just arrived in South Africa, as well as a good friend serving in Germany).

It helps remind me of how big this world is, and how much of it exists outside of my midwestern perspective.

Secondly, it made stop and take stock of my "current" world.

--Watching two little girls help each other learn a Bible verse.
--Wearing a crazy pair of glasses to make a kidlet smile.
--Writing (and focusing) at Starbucks (Earl Gray tea is my friend right now).
--Digesting a new sermon series that makes me think.

Ultimately, today's photo made me realize that I need a double perspective when it comes to my world.

I need to remember why I do what I do and who I am.

I also need to remember that no matter what I "see" in front of me, there truly is a larger world out there.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12 NLT)
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