Surely he wasn’t worth inviting, or was he?

God will continually surprise us if we follow and trust in him, so why do we feel the need to play it safe all the time. If God is doing a new thing, I want to trust him and be a part of it even if it involves taking a risk!

Honest about my faith

God is doing a new thingThe father knew that the celebrity was coming to town and so he gathered his 7 oldest (out of his 8 sons) to meet the honoured guest.

What does that say about the father’s relationship with his youngest son, David?

David was at work. We don’t know if the father sent him there when he heard someone important was coming or if he just chose not to call him home. Another possibility is that David (who incidentally worked for his father) was just so good at his job that the father was reluctant to take him away from what he is doing.

Think about this from David’s perspective. You arrive home at the end of a long day and discover that you have missed out on someone who is really important and famous who had come to visit. David wasn’t considered worthy of being part of this great occasion.

Whichever way you look…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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