Happy Almost Birthday

April 1, 2015


Next week we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our first public service.  But our first “non” public service was held 20 years ago this week. 
In order to be somewhat sure that everything would work on our grand opening, we had a “trial” service on April 2, 1995.  And so Stan Wickwire and I set up the chairs and sound system and we had our first service.  The band played, Ian and Sylvia sang, Angela taught Jr. Church, for both of our children, and I preached to the eight who had gathered to make sure that everything would work on our big day.  And it did. 
However, the reality is that absolutely nothing we did that day prepared me for what the next twenty years would bring.
In most cases that is like life. We can plan and prepare but ultimately we will live our lives one day at a time. It’s not original but it’s true: Life isn’t a dress rehearsal.  Which is why Jesus asked his followers the questions “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?”  And those are rhetorical questions.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.