What a great week we are having here at the church. Tonight will be the last night of Vacation Bible Adventure and it is going to be another wonderful, exciting packed night. It is amazing how Pastor Tracy and her team have transformed this space into a wild and crazy glow in the dark fortress. The theme has been “Glow – Go Light Our World.” Countless hours have been spent in preparation for this year’s Vacation Bible Adventure and it shows.
As I walk around and see all of the children, the workers, and the activity, I am overwhelmed at how this church invests in others. Our mission is to Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations. I am seeing our church involved in doing just that. All ages have come together to learn about Jesus, to share the love of Jesus, and to train up the young to know the ways of the Lord. Sunday will be a wonderful day as we gather and hear stories of people using their gifts and talents to glorify the name of Jesus. Make sure you plan to attend and participate in this wonderful experience. Following the second service, we will transform the Family Life Center and enjoy a picnic together. There will be many activities to be involved with or just observe as others enjoy the activities. The good thing will be the intergenerational feel as we all come together to worship and fellowship.
I think of Psalm 84:10-11, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
Those verses sum it up for me. It is worth it all to be here and experience Jesus being spilled out all over the place. I am so thankful for the church and our people who are willing to do whatever it takes to see others come to a thriving, vital relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you church for being the hands and feet of Jesus. As parents, we see how our children have benefited greatly from the many servant leaders who invest in the kingdom of God over the years. God is on the move!
Let’s keep in prayer those in our surrounding community who have been impacted by the rains these past few days as you go throughout your day. Maybe God will use you to do a miracle today for someone in need.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene