Today marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. As a Christian fellowship, it is our desire to bring reconciliation and hope to those who are hurting, as was modelled by our Lord Jesus.
Come close to My side, you whose hearts are on the ground, you who are pushed down and worn out, and I will refresh you. Follow My teachings and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest from your troubled thoughts. Walk side by side with Me and I will share in your heavy load and make it light. Matthew 11: 28 - 30 (FNV)
I am saying that anyone who has been joined together with the Chosen One (Jesus) is now part of the new creation. For in the Chosen One the old creation has faded away and the new creation has come into being. It is the Great Spirit Himself who has done all of this! Through the Chosen One, Creator has removed the hostility between human beings and Himself, bringing all creation into harmony once again. The Great Spirit has chosen us to represent Him in the sacred task of helping others find and walk this path of peacemaking and healing--turning enemies into friends.
The Great Spirit was not holding people's broken ways against them. Instead, He was working in the Chosen one to bring all people back into harmony with Himself. He has now given us the honour of bringing this message to others. 2 Corinthians 5: 17 - 19 (FNV)
We wish to recognize and honour Indigenous Peoples within our organization and the ancestral land across our country on which we gather.
I have shed tears in these past few days in preparation for this day...ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute, Tracy, and an appropriate reading from the First Nations Version of the Bible.ReplyDelete
Like Devo sang, "Give the past the slip." We can't undo what has been done but we can still strive for a better future. Christ is the ultimate reconcilor. How wonderful that we become part of his tribe when we yield our lives to Christ!ReplyDelete
Lord have mercy! Christ have mercy.ReplyDelete