So loved today’s Explore service. We looked at how God did not give up on Jacob (‘Deceiver’) but changed his name and character to Israel (‘One who overcomes with God’).
We did an activity where we wrote a ‘name’ on an address label and invited God to come and speak to us. One lady, who later said she was initially skeptical of the activity, wrote ‘Failure’ and ‘Loser’ as her labels. The light of God shone so brightly it bleached the words she had written and they were no longer there. God gave her a new name, that she did not share, but obviously affected her profoundly. This happened in her imagination, but the impact and change to her was completely real.
I love times like these where God is meeting individuals and changing their lives.
Communion and super shared lunch together afterwards too.