When I ask the question do any of you know anyone who has vision, does anyone immediately come to mind?
I’m not talking about seeing, not talking about any metric of optics.
I’m talking about vision.
Someone who sees something and when they speak it, it makes you step back and go, whoa, something huge is about to happen there. You say to yourself, “There is power behind this and I’ve either got to either get on board or get out-of-the-way!”
That’s what I”m talking about.
Off the top of my head I’m talking about people like Elisha, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah, from the BIble.
Most of us, including myself at times, would marginalize the use of those names as examples, because obviously they were great men, prophets used to accomplish great and mighty things for the Lord.
There it is, that single word, that when used, opens up the doors for us to be put into check.
But, those men, I’ve come to learn, are in fact no greater than you or I.
Now, that may be a statement you either can agree with or disagree with but either way, I’m confident in its truth.
They walked the earth, had feelings, fears, concerns, anxieties, and had to deal with every single thing we deal with today. (Ok maybe with the exception of accidentally dropping an iPhone into the toilet, which both my wife and I have done by the way, and it’s oh so not cool.)
My point though, in using them as examples is this. Often times, we make these agreements with ourselves that discount our voices and stories, assuming that we could never do what they did, or never know anyone like them. We distance ourselves from the benefit of being able to even read about them and study the scriptures in which their stories are even shared in the first place.
Well, let me introduce you to a couple of guys and a new movement in the city of Nashville. I believe they have tremendous vision and are blazing a path, similar to those great men I referenced earlier.
Jake Smith Jr. and Darren Whitehead, both formerly Pastors at Willow Creek in Chicago, are launching a new church in Nashville called Church of the City. You can follow them on twitter @JakeSmithjr and @DarrenWhitehead, and you can also find Church of the City on twitter @churchofthecity.
There vision is unique and their passion is unrivaled.
Take a look at this trailer:
Church of the City Vision: Coming Easter 2013 from Church of the City on Vimeo.
I’m going to lend my voice here, because I’ve been all over the world, and been in churches all over the planet, and there is something fresh, exciting and truly authentic about whats happening here.
I’m inviting you to check them out and get involved.
Do you know anyone like these guys? What are they involved in that has you taking notice?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!