(This first appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on October 3, 2014)
“But forget all that—
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19, NLT).
Life in a congregation can be thought of as a great, big conversation. It is a conversation between God and the people though the reading of the Bible, prayer and worship. It is a conversation between all of the churches across the globe, as each congregation continues to be aware of the many joys and struggles of its sisters and brothers in Christ, whether they are down the street or in the war-torn regions of the Middle East. It is a…
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