January 2019 Newsletter
In Ronnie Collier Stevens book, The Path to Discipleship, he takes the reader through John 1-11 over the course of a year. On January 7 the focus is on the passage, “All things were made through him….” His comments on this are challenging, and I was convicted that I often skim right over a verse, especially one that I am familiar with. He writes:
“The human is not the incidental result of an inexplicable beginning.
We are not a result.
We are a Rendering…
…We are the objects of love intensely warm.
We were intended.”
“We are a Rendering” reminds me of the what and why as we continue in ministry through Created for a Purpose. The definition of "rendering" is a work of art that represents something. We are image bearers, made in the image of God, representing him. A good friend who is an architect reminded me that renderings are often a work in progress: being added to and modified with the end result in mind. What a beautiful visual for us to identify with as children of God. What a beautiful visual for us to share with the girls that participate in Created for a Purpose!
As we gear up for Summer 2019, and believe me we are busy planning even now, I pray that our focus would not be on the logistics but on the Father. I pray that each of us know that we are indeed intended objects of love and that we would respond accordingly.
Registration for Covenant Presbyterian Church will open to the community on Tuesday, January 15 at 9:30. Our camp is for rising 3rd – 8th grade girls. The weeks we are offering this summer are: June 24-28, July 8-1,2 and July 22-26. We begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:30 pm each day. The cost for the week is $200.00 and includes a t-shirt, lunch each day, and all of the project supplies. We hope we will be a part of your summer plans.
Ladies, if you are jealous of the projects, the worship, and the teaching your girls receive in the summer, consider joining us for Sacred Studio at Covenant on February 22 & 23. This is the adult version of Created for a Purpose! Two worship sessions, 3 meals, 3 times of teaching, a t-shirt, and 3 studios with talented artists is a great way to enjoy a girls' weekend. Invite a friend and join us! sacredstudio.org
Blessings for a joyful new year!