Taking the ordinary to the extraordinary!

There are so many of life’s wonders that because we live with and in Christ, we are blessed to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. We need to sit in awe of God’s creation and the path that he has illuminated for us by giving us his only begotten Son. The marvels of his work are plenty and it was demonstrated with the children sitting around Huda looking at all of her special bibles. It is with child-like wonder we can hold onto to look to the world around us, witness the sweetness of the honeycomb and thank God for His creation.

Another awe-inspiring power of God is through His callings. I truly believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us, and while we might not know it we must listen for his word to provide us direction. I was called back to my faith after many years away. When I journeyed back to church and began to grow further with Jesus Christ, there was another St. Andrean who was always there and has supported my deepening faith – Alex, my church brother. How extraordinary is it that God has called Alex, he has heard the calling, and he will start his studies this fall towards ordained ministry? Today listening to him preach was one of life’s moments where you just sit back and say “praise be to God.”

They more than gold, yea, much fine gold,
to be desired are:
Than honey, honey from the comb
that droppeth, sweet far.

Psalm 19:10, from the Scottish Psalter of 1650

Colleen G.