In less than twelve hours, I will depart for GA223. While I will be traveling by plane, I find it amazing to think that twenty people from Fossil Free PCUSA, a project of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, has made a 250 mile journey to St. Louis on foot. These faithful souls, including fellow TSAD Angela Williams (read her article in Presbyterian Outlook here), started their journey to GA223 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Holy Spirit has certainly been present with them.
9 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5 He asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one. 8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 For three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank (Acts 9:1-9, NRSV).
Come, Holy Spirit.
If you’re not busy on Wednesday, around 11:30 Central or 12:30 Eastern, take a peep at the livestream of the Plenary meeting (link forthcoming). I’m humbled to have been asked to close this meeting in prayer. You will hear a shout-out to PWV.
I should probably finish packing now….