The Journey

The Journey: Presence 9-21-202

By Dean Foster   |  September 21, 2020

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Mark 15:34            The absence of God is good news, because it shows us, he wants an authentic, intimate relationship that grows and develops with us.  It has been said in different ways but if we could call him to us, force him to meet us when and where we want, simply because we chose the moment, two things would be obvious.  First of all, he wouldn't be God, and second, there would be no relationship.  We can only do that with an image, with our imagination, and with the idols we put in front of us instead of God.  …. but certainly not with true God.  A relationship can only begin and develop in mutual freedom.  The living God knows the truth of this. 

The Journey: Courage 9-14-2020

By Dean Foster   |  September 14, 2020

“16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.  18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 16—20

The Journey: With Power 9-10-2020

By Dean Foster   |  September 10, 2020

A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" He woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the winds ceased and there was dead calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" Mark 4:37—41