Lee Jost: Who’s Future?


“Drawing the World Together” Advent Blog Series

 

Walking around the city one late afternoon, late the working folk were headed home. I saw this woman staring at me from the warmth of the street car, above her, a message of hope, there is a “Future for All.” Tired, weary, worn, we come to this season of new light, new hope, and new things. Hope is in our future.

 

Isaiah 42 Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be crushed
until he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his teaching.

5 Thus says God, the Lord,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,[a]
a light to the nations,
7     to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am the Lord, that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;

(NRSV)

 

Lee Jost’s most important roles are as a husband and father to three strong daughters and an amazing granddaughter. 8 years ago he joined a group of faithful people and together they started Christ the Servant Church, a healing community where he continues to serve as pastor. Lee’s photography is his spiritual exercise, visio divina. Through the camera lens he contemplates his calling to facilitate healing community, live mercifully and promote justice.

 


Dear Friends of Central, as we observe this joyous season of Advent and then Christmastide, we give thanks that Jesus draws the whole world together. God has called Central to be a place where north and south, east and west, come together as the one Body of Christ to learn how the Gospel takes root in different cultures.

I ask you to give generously as the year-end draws near. Each day I give thanks for your participation in the world-wide mission of Central. — Molly T. Marshall


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