I’m leaving very early in the morning for Detroit, a bit late though, most are already there. There really isn’t anything joyous to write about except the love of Jesus and the fellowship of brothers and sisters. I know that is a wonderful lot. I felt left out of their fellowship just reading e-mails and seeing pictures of booths going up.
But, except for the grace and surprises of God, the denomination may be stripped bare of goodness, purity and truth, and with that stripping unity will die, because those are gifts given by the Father, through the Holy Spirit. The unity Jesus prayed for is in those gifts, in the 17th chapter of John, Jesus not only prays for unity, he prays for sanctifying truth. The two are intertwined in Scripture.
May God’s mercy and grace fall on all of us unexpectedly and may our very beings be shaken with a sense of our own unworthiness and His transcendent glory.