History repeats itself. Aug 1, 2007 did not have a scripture passage either. And so I am left to comment . . . . on my own I guess. Five years ago those who were contributing to the blog did not post anything on the first of August, at least as far as I can see. But for too many years I have been posting something each day, and it is I find a hard habit to break. So here I am filling a white page/screen with keyboard tapping.
But it is a good reminder to me, and I will pass this on to you gentle reader, that the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective is not the last, ultimate, or final word on faith. In fact, sometimes it is just the beginning. And while scripture may be helpful, illuminating, guiding and all those other wonderful superlative adjectives, when it comes down to it . . . it is just a book. We have, gentle reader, a living God who is Divine and Mighty beyond our imaginings. And if we fill our lives with words, mission, acts, deeds, reading, hymns, praise, thanksgiving, confession, petition, prayer, and any other the other wonderful and necessary ways to express our feelings on God BUT we do not LISTEN to God, it will be for nothing. So I encourage you this day to allow God to chose how the Divine will reach out to you. Put no expectations on how it will happen, but simply listen. And reflect. In silence. Selah!