It’s been a beautiful day in Denver. The weather is warming. People are out walking, bicycling, and lunching in outdoor cafes. Denver is a world class city with everything you need and more.
In The Salvation Army, the Adult Rehabilitation Center is in capable hands. We enjoyed being with them in their meeting first thing this morning. The Spirit was strong. That doesn’t happen on just one day. It comes with regular holy leadership and faithful service.
After the ARC, we worshipped the Lord at the Red Shield Corps. This too is a beautiful expression of Salvationism, led by great officers. The music was a treat, as was the opportunity to meet so many wonderful adults who seek the Lord with holy expectation.
In all, it was Denver at its best.
“The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.” Isaiah 53:3-4 MSG