Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you are living out the phrase, “hurry up and wait”? That has been the story of my week. As I write this, I am sitting in a hospital waiting with anticipation for the birth of my second grandson, “Akeakamai”, a Samoan name which means “Lover of Wisdom”. When you wake up and read this on Saturday, I may be holding him!!

As we have been anticipating his arrival, my daughter and I have been making sure their family had all they needed to welcome him home. As I was looking in his dresser stocked up with diapers, onesies, t-shirts, and socks, I also saw a few pairs of infant shoes. They were so tiny and so cute…in fact, really more decorative than functional since he won’t actually take any steps in those shoes, but it got me thinking about our series SHOES and the different steps of the people who had encountered Jesus thus far. I hope you’ve been enjoying it as well!

This weekend, Pastor Benji will be teaching on Jesus’ encounter with the children and how we can approach the Kingdom of God with childlike faith. As I anticipate the joy of my own grandchild entering the world and all the opportunity and promise he has in front of him before he even slips on those infant shoes, it reminds me that each of us can carry that same joy as we slip on whatever shoes we have and follow Jesus! It’s always an adventure and we get to boldly choose to follow Him…the One who promises us abundant life!

I love this quote from a children’s book…

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

I hope you’ll embrace the adventure of a life with Jesus and join us this Sunday as we lean into a childlike faith vision. We have a seat for you (and a special surprise opportunity so don’t miss it!).

Have a great weekend!

Fran Helpingstine
Executive Director of Operations, Finance & Marketing

P.S. If you’ve missed any messages in the series, check them out HERE!


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