So one part of Living Hope’s ministry is to do “holiday club” while the kids are out of school. We start tomorrow! I would appreciate specific prayers for this week. Prayer for health, energy and safety for me and our team. Prayer for good communication. Prayer for good weather since we will be outside for the most part. Pray that tons of kids and teenagers show up. Pray that the community sees, hear and understands what we are doing and saying. Our theme this week is Agency D3. Discover, Decide and Defend. Our bible verse this week is 1 Peter 3:15 …”In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have…” If you are like me then that verse may mess with you some. It messes with me because as I have prepared for this week I have come to realize that I haven’t had that question asked to me that much at all. And then the question is, why is that? This is a question I am wrestling with and it’s not because I don’t know the answer. I know the answer. For the majority of my life I have been around people who know me and know the Lord. Why would they ask me about the hope I have in Christ when they share the same hope? Jesus said to “Go”. In short, He said go to others. There are “others” in all of our lives. Others at the store, others next door, others at church, others at work, others at school… Other people other than the people you know. They are the ones who will probably ask you to give a reason for the hope you have.
I have my answers to that question. I just need someone to ask me. I’m pretty sure the question will be asked to me. I have a lot of “others” around me now.