Noel Santiago, Executive Minister
Grace… Peace… Blessing… Love… Goodness… Relationships… Encouragement… Ministry…
Almost sounds like the list found in Galatians on the fruit of the Spirit, doesn’t it?
God indeed is doing a new thing in our midst. Those who have gone before us have been faithful and their legacy of faithfulness continues to live today.
The prophet Haggai (2:9) once said, “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house… And in this place I will grant peace….”
In these pages of Intersections we once again capture the “the glory of this present house” the Lord is building among us. This house is built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ, for truly no other foundation can be laid.
• As grace is experienced through becoming communities of grace, the house is being built.
• As peace is being sought in places of religious pluralism, poverty and injustice, the house is being built.
• As blessing is extended materially, spiritually and emotionally, the house is being built.
• As love shows up in unexpected skin, the house is being built.
• As God’s goodness comes in a way totally unexpected and a ‘yes’ is said, the house is being built.
• As relationships are forged across miles and cultures, the house is being built.
• As encouragement comes to help people through conscientious shopping, the house is being built.
• As ministry ideas are encouraged and offers to assist are made, the house is being built.
The house of God, a place of habitation where the glory of the Lord can shine forth, is being built among us!
In these pages you will get a glimpse of the house of glory being built through the lives, stories, works and words of those who write. The future looks bright, there is much to hope for even in the midst of a broken and dying world.
May you be built up in your inner being – the temple of the Holy Spirit – as you read the story of God’s movement in our midst. Blessings.