I haven't intentionally been away from the blog for so long, but somehow it just seemed to happen. I have a great sense of urgency regarding events in the world, and a friend said recently that the church must come to a fulness of travail. That made me think of one of my favorite verses in Isaiah 26. The one about we have been in travail, but have brought nothing forth. We seem to be tasting a time of nothing seeming to happen. Then again, there is a knowing that tremendous things are actually happening, but somehow what the Lord is doing is something wordless. I know I can't explain it, and several close to me are experiencing the same thing.