Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday at Imago Dei Community

So, I'm still in Portland, but go back to California tomorrow. I went to church at Imago Dei this morning and it was such a gift. Pastor Rick is doing a study on finances, which aren't always the most fun messages to listen to, and this morning's wasn't any different. It's hard to hear these words: you are more greedy than you know. Still, along with these words Rick said this: you are loved more than you know. And that, Rick said, is really what all of this is about. A message on finances isn't about our money, it's about the gospel, about Jesus pouring out His life for us. and, if we truly believe this gospel, if we believe that we are loved more than we know, then giving and greed become those things we don't struggle over.

And so, at the end of the message, Rick went to stand with his family, next to his teen-age daughter. He put his arm around her and she snuggled up against him and I thought: you are loved more than you know. I take that picture with me.

If you want to hear the podcast of that message, click HERE.


angela said...

Word. I need to hear that message! Have you enjoyed your travels? Let's talk soon!

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