While I was not overjoyed that the Sunday school teacher gave my daughter a kazoo to take HOME with her today, I was quite inspired by what Pastor Scott Wakefield of our new church said during his sermon this morning.
"Here's what we cannot forget as followers of Jesus: No matter how bad it gets, God is in charge of history and the superpowers of this world are not. God is sovereign and He is taking history somewhere. And living and acting from the assumption that the world has gone to hell in a handbasket can easily become for us this fear-driven way of thinking about the world that tempts us to disengage ... Fear and disengagement are not marks of a follower of Christ who is confident that God is sovereign. We cannot let fear take us out of meaningful engagement with the purpose and the mission that God has for us."
A great reminder during a time where all news has seemed bad. It's not time to give up! We know how the story ends!
Click here if you'd like to listen to the whole sermon!
Very blessed to have found this wonderful church and a pastor who truly tells us how it is! (Also very blessed by an awesome children's church that, yes, even gives the kids Kazoos!)