We all fall down. Here’s 3 famous people who made it big time who first fell. Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper editor who told him he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. And the founder of Telsa and Space X, Elon Musk, went broke before his success.
And when we fall what do we need? To get back up. What if Disney, Jordan, and Musk quit when they fell? That would mean no DisneyWorld, Bulls championships, or Tesla Model S. I’m sure glad they didn’t quit.
I’ve been a part of group ministries for a while now. And it’s only convinced me further that we all fall down. We all go through things in a sinful world that are truly heart-breaking. So my question is who’s going to be there for you when you fall? Who’s going to pick you back up and tell you to keep going?
For what it’s worth, I think the church can help you. You don’t have to pull yourself back up, you can find strength in community.
I get picked up when I hear God’s Word. I will be down, in a funk, in the midst of mental falling, and the power of the Word is enough to pull me out of it. To know where my help comes from, “My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1) Or to know when feeling guilty, “As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12) How good it is to gather with others in the church and rally around this message.
We can also pick up one another inside the church. We do that by praying for one another, encouraging one another, and supporting one another in the good and the bad times.
So why not visit us at Amazing Love Lutheran Church? We’d love to be able to pick you up through the power of God. God bless!