It is good for children to find themselves facing the elements of a fairy tale – they are well-equipped to deal with these. — Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic
When I was a boy, I went to Spain with my family. One day, I was out on the sand with my dad, and he said, “Hey, Pete, try to step in my footprints.” I gave it all I had, but I was just a little guy and couldn’t do it. It was so frustrating.
My dad saw my frustration and scooped me up, putting my feet on his feet. As we pranced together through the sandy terrain, I shouted between giggles, “Mom! Look what I’m doing!”
Some would say I wasn’t doing anything at all, but that’s not true. I was cooperating. I could have said no or pulled my hands away.
As we conclude our Top 10 list, we are reminded of our dependence upon, and cooperation with, Jesus.
#2. We, the Church, pray for our pastors.
#1. We, the Church, are all about Jesus.
This passage is the entire book of Hebrews summarized in one long sentence. Jesus equips and empowers us. In Him we have everything we need, and we are ready for anything we may encounter. His Spirit will do the work. Our role is to rest in Him.
Lord, yes! By knowing what the Church is about, we don’t have to focus on what the Church is not about. We know we can cooperate with You and depend upon You, and You’ll do an incredible work through us. We’re ready, Jesus. Let’s go!!
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