We’re wrapping up our series on “The Body” this weekend… It’s been a great journey and I hope it’s challenged you as much as me!
We’re talking about “reproduction” this weekend and there’s a verse in Psalm 71 that’s absolutely hammered me as I’ve been listening for God’s voice…
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. (Psalm 71:18)
I’ll be completely honest… There are times when the “next generation” just ticks me off! I spend significant time around them and I often lose all patience with them. I frequently find myself asking this question: “Why do they always have to be so stupid???”
And then I’m reminded that “being stupid” and learning “not to be stupid” is all a part of the journey toward maturity.
I’m reminded that…
- It doesn’t matter if I like them or not…they’re my mission.
- It doesn’t matter if I understand them or not…they’re my mission.
- It doesn’t matter if I feel qualified or not…they’re my mission.
And if you’re a disciple living under the mandate to reproduce the Church…they’re your mission too.