I just finished watching 21 year old Jordan Spieth win the Masters Golf Tournament. His record setting victory culminated a week that was filled with so many big events that I can't remember a week quite like it. Easter Sunday is the Highest Christian celebration and our worship services were moving. They were followed by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship won by Duke. The NCAA Women's Basketball Championship was won by Connecticut. If you can believe this, the 2015 rebuilding Atlanta Braves have started the season 5-1! The crescendo came with Spieth's start to finish victory. What a week, but there's more.
My daughter, MaryNeal ordered her high school graduation notices as the countdown for seniors is well on its way. As she launches into her blessed future, Debbie and I venture into the land of empty nesters. In three short weeks, we will be hosting the third annual In Harmony for Cancer and
I hope that you will be in attendance on May 2. Looking ahead to these big events, it seems like stringing pearls of big events to create a beautiful necklace.
I must confess that I'm like most people and can get caught up in the big. However, my Christian faith helps me to see what appears to be the big is usually many little moments of dedication, sacrifice, loss, resilience, loyalty, and love. Those events that appear to be awesome inevitably find their genesis in the humble. The ambition to become great becomes truly unique in the practice of servant hood. Pearls are created by little specks of sand as are all that goes into what becomes the big.
We shouldn't be surprised. We worship a God who humbled himself and took on the human form of servant in Christ. The Almighty became one of us, Emmanuel, and walked among us. May you experience God walking with you in the days ahead!
Prayer for Today
Open our eyes to see you in our midst, O God, so that in both the blessing and trials of our days, we may experience your grace. Amen.