What a wonderful Sunday! I love the people of North Creek and all that God is doing in your lives. Super glad to serve our God!
Over at Battle Ground, Mark preached on marriage (such a good sermon!), while Chris preached on investing into the next generation. Sometimes we feel so unqualified to invest, but it’s really just because we make it harder than it needs to be. Bottom line…take the opportunities given to do the little things because in the end, those are what will matter!
On a similar note, after church I got in a train to head to Montana for a funeral of a dear person in my life who invested in me whenever she could. For the last 15 years I have seen Edee very little, but what she left in my heart in the 20 years before that had eternal significance, so I am “home” to honor that investment. The world lost a beautiful person this week.
Yesterday I went to visit another old neighbor who also invested in me since I was born. As I hugged her frail body goodbye, she whispered in my ear, “Lots of prayers have gone up for you over the years.” It’s hard to wrap your brain around the fact that God had a prayer warrior planted across the street from me my whole life. He knew I would need that covering and 38 years later, I would say those prayers are priceless.
Maybe that’s how you will change the world. That child across the street from you may need you to be the one who stands in the gap for them.
Thanks for being the type of church that values investment. We have the best workers in our children’s area who pour themselves in to little lives, we have youth staff who stand alongside our teenagers through the tumultuous years, and we have small group leaders who know that investment is needed in marriages, discipleship, and relationships. I know that you probably feel like it’s not enough at times, but it really is. God has multiple people in every life and all He needs you to do is your part!
Next Sunday we’ll be honoring our graduates! We have about a dozen high school grads between our two campuses and they are AWESOME! We look forward to the next step that God has for each of them.
I hope that you have a great week and I’ll be sure to share some reflections with you soon on my journey home to Montana. It’s been full of joy, heartache, and memories. So thankful that we have the promise of Heaven…