Chrysalis Dec. 2021

Hello Emmaus Community,

I want to introduce myself.  I am Susan Gillispie and it’s my honor to serve as Lay Director for the Chrysalis Board.  I look so forward to 2022.   We have 6 Chrysalis journeys planned this coming year.  This brings me such joy to think about the young adults that the Lord will touch through these journeys.  It wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community.  I want to give thanks for the Betenbough and South Plains Compost (Schilling families) who donate every year to our scholarship fund.  Their gift is impacting many young adults for the kingdom.  As the year ends, I ask that you prayerfully consider giving to the Chrysalis scholarship fund.  For $185 you can join the Lord in touching the life of an 18–25-year-old young lady and young man.  All these young college and career students can attend the Chrysalis free because of donations like these.   If you would like to participate in the blessing you can send your donation to Susan Gillispie PO Box 93783 Lubbock, TX 79493 and I will get that to our treasurer.  Please make checks payable to Llano Estacado Emmaus and memo Chrysalis Scholarship Fund. Thank you in advance for your support not only financial but prayer and serving.  If you have not worked a Chrysalis or are ready to work again, please reach out to me and let me know and we will make that happen.

Our first journey of the new year will be January 6-9th.  Kenna Christopher is serving as Lay Director.  The team meetings have been phenomenal.  Come join us in sending these young ladies off Thursday the 6th at 7 at the Mercy Center.   The team is preparing Him room as they say yes to serving.  

I have been thinking about that phrase Prepare Him Room.  “Let every heart prepare him room.” We commonly think about this as we sing the Christmas carol Joy to the World.  Prepare him room for me lately looks a little messy.  It involves finding joy within sadness.  It involves prepare him room to heal my broken heart.  It involves prepare him room as he has a holy purpose behind the pain.  It involves prepare him room for his holy date to lift me up.  I Peter 5:10 tells us “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”  Prepare Him room.  Let the King of glory enter in. And as you do, watch the Lord fill those messy spaces with His joy he gives freely to the world. 

O behold, the mystery now unfolds

See the star shine on the virgin foretold

Angels sing and light up the sky

Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry

Swing wide, you ancient gates

For Christ is born today!

God with us, the promise has come to be

This, the one the prophets were longing to see

In the darkness a blazing light

To the hungry the words of life

His kingdom now is near

For those with ears to hear

Prepare Him room

Prepare Him room

Let the King of glory enter in

(Prepare Him Room ~ Sovereign Grace~

Merry Christmas,

Susan Gillispie