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Monday Musings (special Friday edition) 22/02/13

IMG_1732Two years ago today…

It hardly seems possible that it was two years today that Rob Hall lost his life while working at the Prayer Tower on the grounds of TTC.

One of the projects Rob was working on before his death was a playground for the children of the married students who presently call TTC their home.

Just this week, a team made up of two Ontario churches, finished the playground that Rob started two years ago.IMG_0409

On Wednesday, RTC conducted its second Student Ministry Formation at TTC.  What a moving moment to have the first and second year class meet their mentoring pastor in the very room where Rob lost his life two years earlier.

There is no explanation for why a man in the prime of his life would depart from this earth.  Two years later however, I am reminded of Paul’s words:  “If God is for us, who can be against us?…Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life…neither the present or the future, nor any powers…will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

A completed playground is a reminder that separation from the love of God is not an option.  The Robert Hall Ministry Formation Center where students were mentored this week is a reminder that trouble, hardship, famine and yes even death, is no match for the resurrected power of Jesus Christ that is at work within us!IMG_1796

So thanks Team Welland for your part in completing a project that began two years ago.  Thanks Apostle Paul for reminding us that nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Until next time…

Don

www.reinventingthechurch.com

One Comments

  • Laurie Ricker

    February 25, 2013

    Don, we were so delighted, and honoured to be a part of this! Blessings to you and Marie-Jose!
    P. Laurie Ricker

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