Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Grandparents and Home

My mom's dad's funeral was earlier today. I met him a couple of times. Bob Giles was born in 1923, joined the Canadian Navy at 18 and served on the Prince Robert.

The Church needs more spiritual parents and grandparents, people who adopt - no matter what the personal cost - others who deserve inviting up and down into all that the Church has, up into love and down into compassion (gut level love).

The world has too many orphans. There is too much abandonment. Too much aborting of life before it takes root. Too much rejection. The Church needs to live in the opposite spirit and start birthing, adopting, and embracing people.

Isaiah 26:18

We are still in Canmore, Alberta waiting on God for open doors for a home and guidance on work. We are breathing faith and asking Him for the land.

7 Comments:

At September 13, 2006, Blogger Kat Luk said...

praying for you kirk

 
At September 14, 2006, Blogger Lisa said...

Kirk, we were talking about grandparents over lunch at work today. The church really does need more spiritual parents and grandparents.

Still praying for you and your family.

 
At September 14, 2006, Blogger Cathy said...

Yes, Kirk, we have been praying here too for you. God has also led us to pray for the hearts of the fathers to turn back to the children and the hearts of children to turn back to the fathers. What you said about orphans is really true. I pray that we can grow up and begin to live out our true identity as sons and daughters ...instead of orphans...

 
At September 15, 2006, Blogger Kirk Bartha said...

Romans 8:23 (MSG)

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

 
At September 15, 2006, Blogger lovely said...

Thank you for the depth of that Kirk. That encouraged me.
Waiting...

Blessings!
L

 
At September 15, 2006, Blogger lovely said...

"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word i put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning." Psalm 130:5-6


"An oracle concerning Dumah [silence or stillness]:
Someone calls to me from Seir,
"Watchman, what is left of the night?
Whachman, what is left of the night?

The watchman replies,
"Morning is coming, but also the night.
If you would ask, then ask;
and come back yet again."
Isaiah 21:11-12

 
At September 18, 2006, Blogger Kirk Bartha said...

Thanks L,

 

Post a Comment

<< Home