Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
(pictures by Jillian, Andrew, Maddie, Delana, Seth and Sam)
Dear God, if you were a bulldozer, you would clear away the rubble that keeps us from you. If you were a hot air balloon, you would fill our hearts to keep rising with love. If you were a fitness trainer, you would strengthen the muscles of our hearts to be holy. We praise you, Lord, for you are all of these and more, making us ready to stand in your presence. Thank you. Amen.