“He must increase, but I must decrease."
Many things - situations which appear to be no win scenarios - are bringing us to the end of ourself. Could this be our 21st century "wilderness," where we decrease, that He may increase?
Gardens. Eden. Gethsemane. It's kind of interesting when you think about it. Man through the "1st Adam" made his departure from God through a garden. And man by way of the "2nd Adam", Jesus Christ, finds his return to God through a garden.
"I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses..."
So much of this "let's separate the church from the state" rhetoric going around. Frankly, I'd like to see the state and the culture (and its world religions) removed from the church. Then maybe we can rediscover our original calling and reason for being here - what Jesus Christ calls the light of the world and salt of the earth.