Living in the Tension

Leave something beautiful behind

B. Hybels

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”                                           — Patch Adams (1998)


This scene.

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”                                           — Patch Adams (1998)


This scene.

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”                                           — Patch Adams (1998)


This scene.

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”                                           — Patch Adams (1998)


This scene.

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor.
Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”
                                          
Patch Adams (1998)

This scene.

Chaos Will End

On the very first Sunday in our new church building, we were shocked to discover that the building had been broken into the night before.

Amidst the chaos of the morning, one thing became clear: God will not be stopped.  

For even though our sound system was missing and everyone was scrambling to get things working again, service started on time and went very well.  

Things certainly would have been easier if the robbery had never taken place, but through this awful circumstance everyone who was involved with the service this morning got the chance to witness God at work. 

And that’s really what it’s all about.

Serving in church isn’t just about putting on a picture perfect service inside a pretty building.  It’s about coming alongside what God is already doing and holding on for the ride of your life.

This morning, clarity came out of the chaos.  But one day there will be no more chaos.  The chaos will end, and Our Savior will return.  We eagerly await that day, but until then we must trust that our God will not be stopped.  He will never be stopped.

Made this poster today for the near future.  Downtown Los Angeles.

Made this poster today for the near future. Downtown Los Angeles.