October 7, 2019

A Spacious Place

October 12, 2019


Psalm 66:1-12
Jeremiah 28:1-17
Luke 5:12-16
This weekend’s scripture:Proverbs 29:17


Psalm 66 ends with this line: we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.  It’s a reference to Exodus 3:8 where God declares: I have come down to deliver my people from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.

My wife is naturally kind with her words and generous with encouragement.  But I think my favorite compliment that she’s blessed with me, was a time when she described me as someone who has a spacious faith.  My faith is spacious (I like to think of it as a table in which there’s always room for one more chair to be added) because I have experienced Psalm 66 to be true. 
My experience of God has been one of overwhelming grace, never-ending welcome, abundant love, and a spacious foundation.  I pray that you too have or will have that experience of God.


  • At Jesus’ baptism, God said, you are my beloved in whom I am well pleased. Have you ever sensed God speaking those words of blessing over you?


  • What’s the nicest thing someone has said about you?