I don't even know where to start or what to say about New Com last night. No offense to my husband the Tech director...but...man that was the worst technical service I have experienced at willow in a long time! I'm not usually a "the devils in the sound board" kinda gal but man there was something strange about last night. Not only was the tech off but the congegration was strange too! There were tons of kids talking and screaming one had a massive melt down during the closing prayer in which his kicking made the messanine shake and scare little kimmy! People were having conversations during worship and a lot of people just got up and walked out before the service was even over. (it did go 30mins over!)
With all of that going on the message was amazing for those who were able to focus and hear it! Something wonderful and frightning is happening at Willow. I don't know how to explain it but the man we meet in line for coffee (who Kim has labled affectionatly a socialist) called it the natural progression of those who follow Christ. The message was about Gods mana and how we are commanded to only take enough mana for today. The point was that we shouldn't store up for a tomorrow that may never come when there are people starving today. We shouldn't hoard, we should share with those less fortunate. we should have all things in common... none with too little and none with too much. We should always be on gaurd not to allow Gods blessings to replace God and ruin our lives. All of this we have heard before but none of which we really live by. If we did we probably wouldn't be sitting at home on our computers right now.
You could almost feel people putting up walls at points and not wanting to let in what the speaker was saying. And you could see his desire to not get off stage until we got it. I can understand why people were hesitant to get excited about giving not just their left overs to the poor but a real leveling of the playing field. But he made it clear that was Gods call and anything else falls short. Very interesting night it will be a while before I get my head around it.