“Can you tell what each of these folks has been through? In life.” – Charles Wiggins
“Nope. All I see is JOY and LOVE and PEACE.” – Rachael Stricker
“That’s because that’s what our community is.” Rhonda Norton
Father God we don’t see what our brothers and sisters walk through on a daily basis. We don’t always share the same anxiety, fear, or brokenness… but I am thankful, Father, that we are so quick to share your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We are not perfect producers of your Spirit’s fruit, but when we rest in you we are bear good fruit; when we are supported by community that is led by you we bear good fruit.
Father I thank you for this community – for the good fruit that is produced from within every day. I thank you for the ways all of your people gather round one another to share in your love, just as you commanded. And Father, where love is not plentiful, soften our hearts to receive that gift so it may pour out unending.