Here it is, the middle of January, and I’m just now picking my 2019 word. Let me explain why it took me a while to land on the right word. For some reason, I’m having a hard time getting started on lots of things this year. I’ve been asked to do a few things at church and my underwhelming answer has been, Meh…maybe.. Maybe I don't feel ready to launch into a new year and set new goals, it’s not like 2018 was my favorite year and I don’t’ want to see it go! I just know I’m off to a slow start and giving myself Grace to do exactly that.
…Jesus himself said he came to “seek and save the lost,” and that it’s not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. Take a moment and think about your church - is it a place someone like the biker dude above would feel welcome and wanted? How about your own home? Are we more interested in our own comfort and maintaining the status quo, or do we really love the lost like Jesus?