This is a guest post written by Sam Pickard, Colman Campus Pastor of The RESCUE Church.
Sunday was a great day! It was a day that started with an extra hour sleep due to the time change followed by an excellent morning at church. During the afternoon I had the chance to meet with who I anticipate will be the next Rescue Church Campus Pastor and spend time with my family as they worked on the upcoming Christmas video (it’s going to be great!). All that was followed up with time with family and friends before heading home for the night, and that’s when it happened. My oldest daughter Miriam, who is extremely responsible, dropped and shattered her iPod touch. At that point it all made sense.
We are doing a series titled “Born Lucky” at The Rescue Church. It is a series that unwraps what it truly means to be in God’s family and this Sunday Jon spoke about how “Deeply Loved” we are. Ephesians 3:17-19 says it well: “…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
So what clicked for me when Miriam’s iPod shattered? What realization did I have when I saw the hurt she was feeling over this possession she really values? As her dad, her earthly father, I wanted to make it all better. I wanted to fix it. I wanted to order her another iPod, or fix the screen, or something. Because I love her, it tore me up to see her pain and I would do anything to make it better. That’s when it hit me. That’s when I understood that as a child of God, I am Deeply Loved and my Heavenly Father wants what’s best for me. If as an imperfect father I would do anything I could for one of my children, then I have to believe a perfect God in His perfect love wants what’s best for me. (“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 ESV)
Want to know what it means to be Deeply Loved? Watch the message below.
Want to know what it mean to be Highly Favored? Join us this Sunday at 10 am in Flandreau or Colman or online on our iCampus at www.therescuechurch.tv as we continue our Born Lucky Series.