Monday, April 06, 2009

Binghamton is grieving

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18

For the last several weeks my days have been filled with preparation for Union Center's remembrance of Holy Week. I could not have known that the week would be ushered in, not with the waving of palm branches during Palm Sunday services, but with silence, mourning and petition for the God of all comfort to bring healing and peace to Binghamton.

For those of you not from Union Center, I highly recommend you download the audio stream from the prayer service yesterday. For those of you praying for Binghamton, I encourage you to actively participate with the audio stream and pray intentionally for the three areas of focus.

I do not know what to do with my days but to stay with Jesus in His grief for this town. To join him, the Man of sorrows who is acquainted with grief. To experience the tension of a heart at grief and at peace.

Christ suffers until the end of the world.
-- Blaise Pascal
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