If you’re reading this—this welcome post on my brand spanking new baby blog—chances are you already know me one way or another. If by some chance you don’t, let me just say hi, welcome, and I’m glad you’re here. Grab your beverage of choice, kick off your shoes, and come sit a spell.
So what’s this all about? Glad you asked. Writing has long been a dream and a passion of mine. I’ve dabbled for the last few years doing a few Bible study units and articles here and there. It’s been on my heart for a while to start taking it to the next level, and I feel like God has been telling me to jump. This is blog is my first step off the diving board.
At my heart, I’m a Bible study girl. I was that crazy girl in seminary who really loved Hebrew and Greek and took Ugaritic just for the fun of it. I have always loved digging deep into God’s word. It’s truth, and I believe God gave it to us so we could know Him. So a lot of what you’re going to find here is Bible study. God speaks to us through his word, and I hope that what your read here will spur you to dig deeper and hear God’s voice speaking through the pages of Scripture.
I also believe God is doing something in our world. As I turn the pages of Scripture I see a story unfolding—a story that God had planned before the foundation of the world. You know the pieces. A garden. A betrayal. A ransomed bride, and the King who left heaven to set her free. It’s a story that’s still being told—a story that won’t be complete until a great multitude from every tribe and tongue gathers together to celebrate the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Doesn’t every great story end with a wedding?
The crazy miracle of it is that God gives us a part to play in that story. We live as ambassadors and heralds of the kingdom. We announce it’s coming, point the way, and usher it into reality. Sometimes as we do that, God shows up and breaks in giving us a foretaste of heaven. Healing. Justice. Freedom. Wholeness. Salvation. Restoration. Love. Mercy. These are the marks we leave as we courageously live as citizens of that coming kingdom.
So I see that as the other part of the story—knowing God through his word and putting feet and hands to what he shows us. That’s the other thing I hope you’ll find here: glimpses of what it means to live as citizens of the kingdom of God. I want to tell the story of men and women who are pushing in to bring the kingdom here and now, those who show a broken world what God is like and invite others to join the party. Maybe as we do that we’ll find our own roles to play.
It’s my life. But it’s His story. I hope you’ll join me for the journey.