So it’s tempting as we head into the weekend to say things like "so stoked about Sunday" or "so pumped about our next (fill in the blank for the service or event here).
But why are we stoked?
Are we excited:
- because we’re speaking?
- because we organized the event?
- because we’re trying to get or we have momentum?
- because we’re trying something new?
- because we did a killer job planning it?
- because we just like the things we create?
I know that’s a tad cynical, but honesty is a good policy. Many of us who have led ministries or events have had some of those thoughts (or all of the above). Personally, I think I’ve been guilty of all of the above.
There is one reason to be stoked about Sunday: because Jesus Christ is risen and interacting with people He loves.
You can phrase it differently, or maybe even better. But the bottom line is the same. He is the one who draws people to Himself.
Now I’m still excited about a great band, some intriguing video, and a message that I hope inspires and helps people. There’s nothing wrong with that.
But Jesus is the deal. The only deal. The only One worth doing this (or anything) for.
The more I keep that front and centre, the more there’s actually something to be stoked about.