Friday, April 27, 2012

The call is to community...

Join the "community" at The Gypsy Mama here. {Really you should...some of these amazing folks write eloquently and beautifully in those five minutes--more than just this 5-minute freewrite here...}


There's an old song written by Michael Card, and the chorus goes like this:

And the call is to community
The impoverished power that sets the soul free
In humility to take the vow
That day after day we must take up the basin and the towel...

I've always loved his music, and this song is so sweet in its call to service. Serving others as Jesus served His disciples. Selflessly. Thinking of others ahead of ourselves.

It's not an easy life, this kind of community.

I'm grafting into my third community in three years. That's what we military wives do: graft into new communities at new duty stations. Meet new friends. Serve others. Help whenever we can, and sometimes even when we, in ourselves, cannot.

At the same time, I remain in an online community I've been a part of for the past eight years. The message board is gone, but the friendships remain through email and Facebook.

Some bonds will never be broken, and for that I'm forever grateful. Because eventually, we'll all be together as one big worldwide community in heaven.


Alia Joy said...

It would be hard to move so often and find new friendships and community. I have lived in the same city for 14 years and I struggle with being in community here. It must be such a blessing to have the constancy of your online friendships and it's true that one day we will all be in community together. Thanks for sharing your 5 minutes with me.

Steph said...

"Because eventually, we'll all be together as one big worldwide community in heaven." What a beautiful thought to start the weekend with =)

Sonnetbird said...

I love how your last post was about goodbyes, and this one ends with the long hello of heaven... Remember that song? Heaven is a long hello, by Billy Sprague... Anyway, love the contrast in the two posts :)

Erin said...

Love it....especially the idea of grafting in. Enjoy your new place you call home.

Amy said...

I remember that song! This is beautiful, thank you for sharing! And thanks for linking up today!

Beth said...

I am looking forward to that community in Heaven! That is going to be so awesome!