What do the riverbanks of the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. at Cherry Blossom time, Atlanta at Dogwood festival time, New York at Christmas, the Russian River, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur and Yosemite National Park in Northern California, Disneyland in Southern California, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Yampa Valley in Colorado, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as the Snowy Range just west of Laramie in Wyoming have in common?
What do Dorothy Wolf, Charlie & Ada Bates, Merle Wise, Barry McClare, Joe James, Calvin Cole, Bill Landiss, Charles White, Harold Platz, Roy Dunn, Charles McCoy, Dale Galloway, Mike Slaughter, Adam Hamilton, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Bill Easum have in common?
What does Christmas Eve, Easter Sunrise, the Annual Conference Session, sunny outdoors, water, bread and grape juice (wine being a fine substitute) have in common?
For me—they are all sacraments or people/places/things through which Jesus is represented to me. And this is just the short list! “Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us’?” –Luke 24:31-32