Whether we recognize it or not, we are all pilgrims moving in various times and places on this blue planet called earth. We enter it with nothing except what God has graciously blessed us with and in the end, we will leave with nothing except for those who by God’s grace through faith in Christ Jesus hold onto the hope of being graciously blessed with the fullness of eternal life.
Even so, along this journey many try to collect pieces of God’s creation so as to somehow better preserve or improve life here, but none of this can truly change the ultimate destination. In reality, these things can be more a ball and chain to life than true freedom.
Instead, we have been created with natural gifts and in the recreating waters of baptism we have also been given spiritual gifts so that we might journey through this life under the care of God our Father, in the righteousness of God the Son and with the renewing power of God the Holy Spirit.
Like Abraham, we have been called to a journey in this world, but not alone. In baptism we have been united to Christ and to all other baptized pilgrims as part of the body of Christ. We have been called and gathered together for a journey that will be sustained by God’s grace alone, lived through faith alone, completed in Christ alone and grounded in God’s Word alone.
We have been called to a journey in which God’s mission is the complete redemption of all creation and a redemptive journey in which we have been called to be workers with God in His kingdom come.
This website is intended to offer glimpses of this journey and the God who is at work through His baptized people, continually offering resources of grace for the journey.
“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
– Isaiah 55:1