The Journey to One Voice
One Heart. Check. One Love. Check. One Voice. Hmmmmmm… I’ve really been struggling with how to capture this idea in words. It’s been quite a journey.
I met Donna Pisani years ago when she reached out to me as someone else that was called to share the love of Jesus with the city of Washington, DC. We had lunch. It was awesome. The end. As things go in DC, we got busy and years passed. Donna & I crossed paths again when some of our kids ended up at the same school on Capitol Hill. Coffee? You bet. And then, BAM – the Kingdom exploded for me. For so long, I had been pretty immersed into the world that encompassed National Community Church and hadn’t even taken a breath to look around. Donna and I connected and I saw someone that I could learn from and that I could share life with.
Then along came 3 other beautiful girls – Taryn Stine, Jill Whitlow and Heather Giroux – 3 other pastor’s wives. And we started connecting on a regular basis for coffee. As our friendships grew, the Kingdom of God became so much larger. It didn’t matter what style we convey the message in, where we meet on Sunday mornings, or what name is over our church door. We all were speaking with the same voice – to see the love of Christ saturate every corner of the metropolitan DC area – to the broken-hearted, the sick, the hurting, the lonely, the down and out, the up and out, the rich, the poor, gay, straight, up, down, left, right… you get the point. If you’re breathing, Jesus has a message for you – He LOVES you and has a plan for your life! And this is our voice. One voice!
What would happen if our actions spoke LOUDER than words? If we had one voice?