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Monday, November 30, 2009


We're on the brink, the very edge of some new thing about to happen! Do you feel it?

Our CPI pastors began our week together with this announcement from Isaiah 43 and all week we felt it stirring among us as we studied and explored and prepared to go home and be engaged in something new.

As the Christian world has embarked on Advent we're feeling the same sense of immenence. Something is about to happen, something new!

Story after story is being shared about this sense that we're not where we once were. At times we've perceived this as loss, but increasingly we're recognizing that the changes we're noting can mean quite the opposite. We're recognizing that spiral is taking us up to a higher vantage point.

How are you feeling as you enter Advent, as you assume new responsibility, as you consider your next assignment, your next sermon, your next camping season?

Do you see it? There's the brink. Are you stepping up to it or beating a retreat?

The message is hope, anticipation, no fear! Imagine a new thing!

I'll meet you at the brink.


  1. Troy Roach (Stratford)December 1, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    I've been feeling something about to break for quite a while now (about the last 18 months), and it has slowly been building in our congregation. It's gaining momentum here and it's so great to read about this confirmation coming out of the CPI retreat. My sense is that the brink will be very crowded.

  2. I feel it too! Maybe its because I am jumping into the great unknown of sermonhood for the first time this Sunday ... but I assume god would not lead me where I am not capable to go!
    And let me tell you, if being on the brink is jumping in with both feet I will gladly jump with you!!

  3. This is the first verse of a song sung by Anne Murray "On the Other Side"

    Through each life time - run rivers to cross
    What if there's no life line and you're sinking or lost
    Just believe in your direction
    Let your heart explore
    Cause you can't reach new horizons
    Standing on the shore

    No we can't make progress standing on the shore, we have to trust and have faith to leap from the brink, into where God is leading us.


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