people of God’s pace

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010

I bet you think that’s a typo in the title of this post, don’t you?

On Sunday morning I spoke/sang/led worship at “the red brick church” in Niagara… it was Peace Sunday… and the bulletin announced the hymn just prior to my input as “HWB #407 – We Are People of God’s Pace.”

Our “keynote text” was 2 Corinthians 5:16 – 6:2 … new creation, God’s reconciling work, our role as partners, ambassadors, co-workers in this “ministry of reconciliation”… And the statement that “We are people of God’s pace” struck me as profound, powerful, and timely.

So as we explored scripture, stories and songs (including one of the rare times I’ve sung “Peace in Public” in public), I kept coming back to this statement, riffing on its implications… for me, for us, for the world… What does it mean for us to live into this vocation as “a people of God’s peace”… and “God’s pace”…

Typo? Perhaps. But a compelling assertion and reminder nevertheless.