For the past 7 months, Andrew has been my co-worker on Mondays and Wednesdays during this pandemic. When I asked my co-worker what I should write about this week, he suggested the recent Fortnite update. For those unfamiliar, Fortnite is a popular video game. Now, I wouldn’t normally write about such things, but challenge accepted!
As he plays and talks incessantly about this game, I find that I don’t understand half of what he’s talking about. Push, rotate, Jonesy…gibberish to me. He enters another world when he’s playing and often, I’m left in the dust.
It makes me wonder how much of our faith story becomes gibberish to those outside the church, especially as we come upon Holy Week. As people hear the passion story, I’m sure it sounds like pure foolishness. A teacher who is betrayed by his beloved students and friends. A father who doesn’t save his son. An innocent man crucified on a cross. And this is the God we worship and follow. Pure foolishness! And yet, that’s exactly what makes Easter morning all the more powerful. Because the Father resurrects his son. The friends are forgiven and the dead man comes to life. It might be hard to understand, but it is a story worth telling. It is a story of God’s hope, love and grace for you.
I hope you’ll make plans to hear and share this story in the coming weeks. And let me challenge you. I want you to invite someone to hear this story that might need God’s hope, love and grace right now. You never know… they might be drawn into this life-giving foolishness as well.
May God’s story be with you,