Was at a secret covenant ceremony tonight... ok, it wasn't really a secret - but it felt a bit covert... and was really fun. Four warriors abandoning the world and all it's ways for the fullness of what God has for them in the Salvation Army.
I remember recently people asking me why I thought God chose me to be a Salvation Army officer - which seems an impossible question really... I've no idea what he was thinking - his ways are higher than mine (big sigh of relief here!).
But, I was thinking tonight that the mission of The Salvation Army - the dream of it.. the founding thoughts of a movement of people committed to live out Isaiah 58 - that makes my heart beat faster... it seems every time we celebrate the mission of The Salvation Army I fall in love again.. I know it seems odd... sometimes I try to convince myself that you can't really love an 'organisation' but the truth of it is this: I love The Salvation Army. And just like a spouse I recognise that she's not perfect... she has her faults... but still it seems - even as we grow older together... I appreciate her more and more.... here's to the constant rekindling of first love's flame... may it grow only brighter.
God speed to the latest Captains of the Australia Southern Territory.