If you’ve ever been at an airport, you’ve experienced perhaps one of the most frantic social environments known to humanity. There are thousands of people, moving at speeds that they normally wouldn’t move at, all while carrying bags or children, or both. Not to mention the seemingly endless array of long lines. Yet, in the midst of what looks like chaos is an over-arching clarity. Each person has a ticket, with a destination. Through all the moving parts there’s one constant, everyone is going somewhere greater, somewhere beyond the airport.
Throughout Scripture, we see a God who in the midst of what looks like chaos, repeatedly calls his children to something greater.
And God does this with people who have baggage, who have a past, who have blemishes on their resumes and imperfections in their lives. Throughout this series we’re going to look specifically at who some of these people are. We’re going to see what we can learn from their lives but more importantly, what we can learn about God and his faithfulness to us, through their lives.
Believe it or not, God has not stopped calling his children. Right where you are, as you are, you are called by God.
Fellowship, it’s my hope that over the next 8 weeks you’ll experience a God whose grace cuts through the chaos, the obstacles, and the frustrations of this world. May you experience what it means to be called by God.
As we thought about this series, we wanted to be intentional about providing spaces and opportunities throughout the week for you to engage with God and with scripture. In these days, we currently put everything from sports, gossip, world news, and politics at our fingertips.
But what if we intentionally put God and his word as close to our eyes, ears, and our hearts as the next social media notification or text message?
What if, as pastor and author Eugene Peterson puts it, “we [bring] ourselves into the presence of God with others and let that experience recalibrate us.” It is our hope that through this intentional web experience we would do exactly that. This season may your soul be calibrated and tuned to God’s voice.
The LifeGroups Team