Tomorrow, two of my favorite churches celebrate significant milestones. My friends in both places anticipate a day of reunion and hugs and kisses and laughter and tears of great joy. We go to bed tonight excited about the old friends we will see and the memories we will retell. I can hardly wait to hear former teenagers reminisce like old grandmas on the front porch, “Remember when we blew up the toilet at camp with our firecrackers? How many times did you actually back into something in the church van, Beverly? Remember that time we drove all they way to Angel Fire and remember us showing you where one of us almost fell off the mountain and remember that time we got kicked out of Six Flags and then there was the time….”
But I’m also looking forward to this invitation,
“Bev, come meet my children.”
My heart is so excited to meet the FUTURE.
Tomorrow, at Houston First Church and San Diego Mission Church, we will lift our hands in praise to God for His faithfulness to us in the past. We will bow our heads in humble thanksgiving for His constant provisions in seasons of difficulty and strife. But above all, we will kneel at the cross, stand shoulder to shoulder, lift our voices in adoration and expectation about what God will continue to do through His Church.
Congratulations, HFC! Well done, Mission Church.
Your best days are in front of you.