Left Behind

I grew up with a fear of being left behind.  Whether in a grocery, in the classroom or on the field of play, I never wanted to be forgotten or somehow left behind and not able to compete.  I wanted to belong.  Not just be…but belong.

On this Valentine’s Day, I have been reminded how many people feel on the outside looking in.  Whether it is the loss of a loved one that hits home on days like this or the reminder that things haven’t turned out the way you had planned or hoped.  Maybe it’s time for a phone call.  Perhaps a card or letter of encouragement.  We have been placed on this earth to belong…and part of belonging is including.  And part of including is looking beyond ourselves.

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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