What it is all about

These past two weeks have seen 7 life-altering events involving members or family members of First Church’s downtown and Andover campus.  It just reminded me once again how fragile life is and how quickly things can turn.  It also reminded me how important having a group of people who you can count on and call upon during these tough times.

I had been struggling with a sermon for most of last week entitled, “Liberty”.  It became obvious by Saturday that this was NOT what God had planned.  I have not been doing this “preacher” thing long, but long enough to know that if I can’t get comfortable, then it is on to another plan.  Not so much plan B, but rather plan A because I had obviously been struggling with plan B to start with!
What transpired was nothing short of a God-moment.  God knew who was coming and what WE ALL needed to hear.  Funny how things seem to work…
I realized afresh tonight my love for my calling to ministry and more importantly my growing love for the people God called me to serve.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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