Back in December Jack and I worshiped with our “Greensboro” children at their church, Westminster Presbyterian. It was a special day – the first sermon from their newly installed pastor. The sermon title was provocative: “Who Am I and Why Am I Here?” It was a really great sermon and left me thinking about my own answers to those questions.
Isn’t it interesting, no matter who we are, no matter how old we are, no matter what the circumstances, these two questions are pertinent, relevant and, quite frankly, hard to answer.
For most of us the answers can change given the situation. Sometimes a “bedrock” conviction moves to a “I might need to revisit …….”.
As we begin a new year, it’s seems like a great time to have that conversation with ourselves. And I believe we should also answer those questions as church members and leaders. Churches must wrestle with identity and mission and what was “bedrock” and “set in stone” in past years may not be so today.
The Westminster pastor reminded us “God choses ordinary people to do His work. God’s grace allows us to do it.”