Tuesday 08-20-19

“Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce” (Jeremiah 29:5).

As pilgrims and sojourners just passing through, the life of faith is lived out with the understanding that while this world is not our home, it is the place God has providentially placed us for the purpose of fulfilling his missional task in the world. This is done not by fearfully retreating, cocooning, and sequestering ourselves as some kind privatized group that neither goes out nor welcomes in, but, rather, through active engagement… building, living among, planting, and partaking.

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