Not this weekend, but the next, Kit and I will be attending Honolulu 2011. It is massive overload — but I love it! It is: wonderful speakers both local and flying in from all over! Old friends gathering, coming together to hear and sing and pray and talk.
And, then there is the sense of JOY that comes from Your Holy Spirit!
HALLELUJAH! OH YES, HALLELUJAH!!!! Surely it is good to Bow before Your Beauty, God!
And after earthquakes and tsunamis and nuclear disasters, I feel like prostrate is even better than bowing. It is a comfort to join together with friends and pray for Your Mercy to be poured out on us. I have to confess, we humans have not made wise decisions, God. Yes, You have noticed.
I remember my grandfather shaking his head about home builders putting homes in the Arroyo Secos of Southern California. On average, every 50 years a major flood would wash through them. Ah, but 49 years seems like a long time to us humans. And people built.
So we design nuclear power stations that resist BIG earthquakes — but not HUGE ones. What kind of “cost benefit analysis” was going on there, God? Ah, but, The Unexpected, is just that — unexpected and unanticipated. And we are all vulnerable. Please help us all, God, to live more wisely in this active, changing world! And, maybe, give us better “imaginations?”