IMG_7843MY SON KEENE (6 yrs.) SAID THE OTHER DAY:

“Daddy, do you know what would be the scariest thing about taking a rocket ship to the moon? It’d be that you may not make it back home and land somewhere else!

I thought: What a great metaphor for the type of faith that all followers of Jesus Christ should have. Astronauts in real life are rare, but rarer still are churches that are filled with “spiritual astronauts”. Today God is looking less for people whose main goal is to sit at the desk at mission control and more for those who seek to “soar with him to the moon and back”. We in the church are to live by a true and enduring faith that attempts the impossible for and through God. That can be scary. It can take you to places you didn’t think possible with people you just met and bring you back to a different place, never the same. Exciting. And scary. But right.

“I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” [Jesus, Matthew 17:20b]