Sunday we went to church as a family. (Yay for us!) We were late…again. (Boo for us!)
Monday through Friday we are up and at ’em early every day. Travis is out the door by 6:45, Jacob and Delaney by 7:30. Fed, dressed, teeth brushed – even time for a little TV. But for some reason, trying to do the same thing on a Sunday morning is next to impossible – and we don’t have to leave until 8:45.
This weekend we were doing really pretty good. We were in the car by 9:00 which will put us there about 9:35 or so. All was going according to plan until we started the car…and saw the gas light was on. Nice.
So, a fresh tank of gas later, we are now 30 minutes from church and it’s 9:15. Hmmmm…..
In any case, we got to church about 9:45, got Jacob, Delaney and Sara to their classes and sat down just as the sermon was starting. Even though we were sooo late, it was sooo worth it – an incredible message.
Our pastor, Eric, talked about how church and business can get intertwined…and it’s not always a good thing. He used as his text John 2:13-17 when Jesus goes into the temple and starts knocking over tables. (In fact, as a dramatization, Eric actually came out yelling and screaming at the band and knocked a table off the stage. Awesome. I wish I had a video to share with you.)
I love thinking about Jesus like this. So much of our perception of him is a nice quiet guy with long hair and a lamb around his neck. In this passage, he was HOT…ticked off…fired up. He wasn’t meek and mild, he was bold and in your face.
This speaks to me. It makes Jesus real to me. I like that….
How do you picture Jesus? What makes him real to you?