Trust is scary

Imagine driving at night, and all of a sudden a bright lamp on your dashboard comes on. It’s bright and right there in your eyes so that you can’t see where you’re going. You can see behind you, but not ahead. Do you keep going? Do you pull over? What if you pull over and hit a parked car or a pedestrian?

We travel through this life not knowing where we are going. Not everything makes sense. You know that God has a plan for your life, but you can’t see where it leads. So you have this option - pull over and maybe wreck, or trust.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:7

Creativity

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I have to say this is one of my favorite places. This is the McNamara tunnel, a piece of artwork inside the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Its made up of something like 400,000 individual lights. It’s a 30 minute lightshow, complete with sound effects. If you ever get the chance to fly through there, I highly recommend checking it out.

 

For years the church was on the forefront of culture, music, and art. We were the ones driving creativity and all the rest of the world had to copy from us. So what happened? We’ve been struggling to be relevant in today’s American society, and many churches are on the edge of closing.

 

God gives us two great gifts:

A creative spirit – Genesis 1:26-28 A wild imagination – 1 Chronicles 29:17-18

 

So, what if what we had right now wasn’t enough. What if we were the ones setting the example by creating not just something relevant, but whatever comes next. And doing that over and over for the glory of God. It’s the reason I love seeing the youth get creative at the fine arts festivals.

 

Just remember the church didn’t stop growing at the end of Acts. And neither should we.