Wouldn’t it be great if we could climb out of our box and try some new ideas and ways to worship? Ways that would appeal to younger Christians, to people who want a chance to serve in tangible ways in their community?
Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped worrying about how long we have, or don’t have, and started looking for ways to matter to our community in the present? How can we be God’s hands in the world NOW?
Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped worrying about the end and focused on the middle? On the people we have now, who are faithful to God and serve Him with prayerful, hopeful hearts? What if we just serve God NOW?
Wouldn’t it be great if we trusted God’s plan?
Do we have the faith to do that? Together?
We may all have to show up more. We may have to give more. We might have to do things we’re not comfortable doing. But isn’t that what the disciples did when Jesus said to them, “Hey guys, drop it all and come with me. I have something really cool to show you”?
God made a way for the disciples.
God will make a way for St. Mark’s.
He always makes a way for His people.
Trust his direction.