A spoken word from our last Cypher Church Event. We loosely follow the church calendar which would put this past event at Pentecost--the time when the Spirit of God (symbolized in fire) decends on the people. This moment is regarded as the first group called to be the church.

It’s in these days God declares, I will pour out my spirit on all people.
Men, women, all taking their voice,
in dance, lyric, prose, poems, brushes, photo shots, pencils, pens, song,
to announce the dreams and visions they hold.
If I may be so bold,
When I look at you, and you and you,
the mavericks, the musicians, the dreamers, the innovators, the artists, the outsiders,
I see gifts, value, and the possibilities too.
Can you?
In this place, the cypher moves us face-to-face;
Can you see?
Look into the eyes of those faces,
Can you see?
There are stories of
sadness, triumph, despair, trial, wins and chases.
Can you see?
Those eyes sing potential, and God sees even more,
Men and women, searching for some unity in our diversity,
Drawn together by the allure of loving community.

I see the potential of this church, where God sees even more.
Not your guarantee of riches or prosperity,
But a community on fire!
Men, women with dreams and visions they hold.
If I may be so bold.
When I look at you, and you and you,
the mavericks, the musicians, the dreamers, the innovators, the artists, the outsiders,
I imagine what it may look like when this crew catches fire so large
the sun turns dark and the moon red,
together glimpsing wonders from up above and ones placed just ahead,
Can you see?
God’s fire; tremendous and marvelous
Reality, that whoever calls out to be seen will be remarkable,
and whoever calls out to God, will be saved.
We’re in these days.
Can you see?
As far as you can see remember, God sees even more.

From Acts 2:17-28

In the last days, declares God, I will pour out my spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy;
Your young men will see visions, you old men dream dreams;
When the time comes, I will pour out my spirit
Men and women alike will prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the heavens, and sign on the earth.
The sun turns dark, the moon turns red, before the day of the Lord comes,
the day tremendous and marvelous.
And whoever calls out for help to me, God, will be saved.