Since we’ve been on the missionary journey we have found ourselves much more interested and aware of the places where people live – to be more specific our streets and neighbourhoods.
suddenly dvdrip came to visit, partly because he was interested to see this place where we lived and made friends. In one sense its ‘just a street’ in suburbia and its no different to any other street. Yet in another sense it is very different because it is our street, where we live and where we have formed significant relationships.
Last night we got to have dinner with Toddy & Mrs Toddy and their 2 lovely kids and we got to see their street, a place where they feel very connected and blessed to be a part of. We stood out the front and they described to us who lives where and how the street has formed up. They spoke with great affection for the people they live amongst and obviously loved being there. They let us know that it wasn’t their initiative that made this a great place, but rather it was the fact that a whole bunch of people had come together and took the challenge of community seriously.
It was great to see where they live and to ‘feel’ their place.
We had a fantastic meal, some nice wine and a great conversation over the course of the evening. Just a reminder yet again that there the people of God are in many very ordinary places living out the kingdom and just getting on with it.