This evening Chuk and I are going to take in the Bravehearts meeting at Five Points Community Church in Auburn Hills. Well over a hundred guys jam a room of the church to hear their Pastor, Dan Cummings do theology.
Our souls were made to contemplate deep thoughts of God. It does us good like nothing else. We were designed to wonder at the great mysteries and the great verities of God. Like the longing we have within to climb high mountains and look on wide vistas, like the longing we have within us to gaze on large bodies of water, like the good it does our souls to gaze out into the clear night sky towards infinity, so our soul needs to think big thoughts of God. I have thought on it some and I am convinced that is what is happening when Dan takes the men on guided tours of Biblical, systematic, and historical theology on Monday nights once a month in the basement of his church. Surely not every man understands every word but it does his soul good to ponder infinity.
One Monday evening last year I was planning to attend the meeting. I love the sound of it the whole “Braveheart” idea stirs up visions of William Wallace the valiant Scottish Covenanters.
Toward afternoon the weather turned a little nasty and a quick couple inches of icy snow dumpted on our area. Sure enough, they cancelled Bravehearts. Whenever I think about that it makes me laugh. “Bravehearts will not meet tonight because of inclement weather.” My wife had some fun with me over that. I had the blue paint on my face and my broadsword and everything. I was ready to rumble.
Be patient with us we’re trying to be brave… hearts…