January 7, 2010

Reflections on Passion 2010: Awakening

What an amazing time that I experienced while at Passion:2010. What I expected to be a vacation-like time was greeted with cold air, huge meetings, lots of work and moments of complete brokenness. Not exactly what one would think of when they thought of vacation. I am so blessed to have been part of it and to BE a part of it. I was truly awakened to some truths that I had never quite grasped.

I'm not going to be detailed in this, but I have to say that this awakening is something that will prove to be something of process. It is a process that I have to go through in order to truly recognize the awakening that began at Passion.

So, now it comes to where the rubber meets the road. What will be different? What will be the difference of my life after this day? I marked some stakes in the ground in the last post, and I intend to see those things come to fruition. But I wonder what my complete awakening looks like in the long run. I wonder what people will begin to see on my face. I want to reflect Jesus. I want people to see my Father.

Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me." When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
 - John 11:38-44

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