The Disappearing Jesus

August 23, 2015


The children lined the doorways leading into the delegate hall on the day the 2 resolutions related to same-sex inclusion were to be discussed and voted on. As we approached the doors, they handed us these pieces of paper, with their handprints on them and the message, “We are praying for you!”

I knew this would be a difficult day, but what I hadn’t anticipated was the emotion that would hit me when I received this paper prayer, and walked through the doors into the delegate hall. I wasn’t alone in experiencing this wall of emotion. Several people I talked to said they felt like crying as soon as they entered the hall. What was clear was that this day and its discernment carried a lot of emotion for everyone, regardless of where they stood on these resolutions.

Bible References

  • Luke 24:13 - 13