Today our church had the privilege of hosting a luncheon to introduce various leaders to The Big Search KC. Volunteers will be needed to hand out booklets that show missing children to businesses and community organizations.
I had been asked to welcome everyone to the event and to be honest, was running a bit behind and feeling some stress. Leigh-Ann leaves for Liberia on Monday and there is no shortage of things to get done, that’s for sure.
I walked into our auditorium and was introduced to a few people. The second person who was from Fort Scott Kansas immediately complimented me on our church building and then told me parking was a problem. He had circled for ten minutes before he finally found a place.
I had less than zero sympathies for him.
I retorted that people simply figure it out and implied strongly that he should just figure it out.
We chatted for a few minutes and then I opened up the luncheon in prayer and found some lunch and sat down next to a friend.
After a few people spoke, my parking buddy got up to share. As he talked he said something about when he played baseball and then it hit me…I remembered his name, Adam Laroche because I had read an article about him a few years ago. He left a large MLB contract and retired to spend time with his family.
As a father of five (soon to be six), I have had incredible respect for this guy and his Christian values even though I never really thought I would meet him.
Then today at lunch, I blew him off over parking and to be honest wanted to ask, “who is this guy?” while eating my burrito and listening to people talk while trying to think about everything I need to get done before Leigh-Ann leaves.
Have you ever had a time when you have met someone and wondered, “who is this guy?”
This Sunday, we continue our sermon series in John by studying from John 1:19-28. In these verses, we are given a glance into what a group of religious people was wondering about John the Baptist. They had heard about him and the people he was attracting and asked the question, “who is this guy?”
I sure hope you can join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45 am as we uncover details about the testimony of John the Baptist in our series, “Discovering God.”
In case you’re wondering, we should have plenty of parking on Sunday :).
P.S. If you want to learn more about our adoption from Liberia, you can find out HERE.