Welcome to Wondrous Joy! My name is Jakki, and I am so excited to have you here. This is a space where we will explore what it means to live authentically in the abundance of Redemptive Grace. We all have a story to tell. We all have a story that is still unfolding. We all have stories of adventure and triumph as well as stories of struggle and fear. We all have stories of love and passion, as well as stories of rejection and betrayal. Sometimes our stories are true and sometimes they are false – at times the truth can be too confronting to admit to ourselves. Our stories are multifaceted and complex, filled with nuances that are unique to each individual and the particularities of our circumstances. Yet at our core we are fundamentally the same. And because of that, our stories are woven together. All of our stories are stories of the human experience.
The good news is that all of our stories are a part of a much bigger story. A story that has been unfolding since before the very beginning of time itself. Unlike our own stories, however, we know that this bigger story is one of glorious hope and triumph. It is the story of God’s Redemptive Grace being poured out over all of human history through the completed work of Jesus Christ. It is a story of reconciliation. It is a story of victory. It is a story of hope. This is our true story.
The goal is to live authentically and to press into that which is True – or more specifically, into the One who is True – throughout all of the twists and turns and the highs and lows of our own unfolding stories. You see, our stories are always changing, and we are always changing along with them. But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. When we lean into authentic relationship with the immutable Living God, the Author Life and Perfector of Faith, this is where we will find Wondrous Joy in all of its glorious forms. So please, grab yourself cuppa and explore this little patch of cyber space. Connect with us on social media and let us spur one another on towards love and good deeds.
Before you move on, let me just speak a word of blessing over you. This word of blessing has been passed down to us all the way back in our story from the time of Moses. God Himself, told Moses so speak this blessing over Aaron and to bless all of God’s people through him. You can read about it in the book of Numbers, chapter 6.
“May the LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6: 24 – 26