Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Optic Nerve

In this morning's service when I introduced the South Africa team I mentioned the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a thick bundle of about 1.2 million individual nerve fibers. It travels from the retina to the brain, carrying electrical data that the brain will interpret as images. One of the (many many) miracles of our development in the womb is how all of these individual fibers get connected to the brain’s vision center. When they do, almost impossibly, our eyes - I think the most amazing "technologies" ever created - function as designed by bringing us sight.

I mentioned this because it described how I feel about the connections starting to form with the Cornerstone South Africa church and KwaMhlanga congregation. How they will develop and the output from them is still not known. But our hearts are stirring with the anticipation. This is the natural development of relationships within our communities as members of the body of Christ. And when the connections are finally established we will "see" the most amazing results.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Welcome to the Church in the Oaks Missions blog!  Stay tuned for updates from the members of  CITO's STM (Short Term Missions) team that is heading to Pretoria South Africa in January 2012.