We hope you had a great Sunday but we also hope that you are aware that you can do everything right and the day still seem to go horrible wrong. That is the nature of our work. And when we accept that there are “things’ (what an awful word selection) beyond our control we will begin to become more competent in our role. An awful word but the right one - things.
Things like sound systems not working, computer systems crashing, chairs not being set up, an elder who seems to stalk more than shepherd, a sister who has more complaints than you can wrap your mind around, a brother who brings the trivial to you moments before you are expected to speak of the eternal, thermostat wars, song spats, a prayer with a political agenda - you know, things.
We do not deal with the predictable, the expected, the simple and definable. We learn to trust - that God is working even when we feel like failures. We leap to faith - that more good is happening than we can imagine. We live in hope - that God’s people are growing even when we so simply see their immaturity. We lean into truth - that the God of Heaven is bigger and over all “things.” Yes, we hope you had a great Sunday but we also hope that you are aware that He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world and if you did your part our God is larger than any of the things that might so frustrate you emotions about this day.