Our Global Outreach theme, EVERYWHERE, reminds me of the attributes of God. Interestingly, omnipresence may be reserved for God alone. We don’t know if atoms are everywhere or if hydrogen and oxygen are everywhere, but we do know that God is everywhere. It is humorous to me that one must be omnipresent in order to prove omnipresence. I would have to be everywhere in order to prove that something is everywhere.
God lets us know that He is everywhere. God is the ultimate definition of glocal. No one and no thing is more global than God and no One and no thing is more local than God.
Our everywhere is anchored in both the universality of God’s presence and His local-ness. Spiritual things are the most likely to be glocal. For example, when I pray for Burkina Faso I am in my prayer chair, standing before God, and of sorts, in Burkina Faso. I am in three places at the same time. Intercession is glocal.
Giving is glocal. When I give I am both here and there. I am in Anchorage, Alaska and in the gift, because where my treasure is, there is my heart also.
Let’s keep drilling down into the revelation of what it means to be a global and local congregation.