A few days ago, I received a phone call from my daughter….

“I was in an accident and I think I ruined your car…”

“Are you ok?”

“I think I’m ok, but I think your car is totaled…”

I took off with a friend as fast as we could to the accident location to make sure she was ok, and be with her. When we arrived, the car was completely smashed, but Sophia was ok…which is really all that mattered.

Fortunately, she had her seat belt on and the airbags deployed all around her creating a cushion of protection.

For seven years the airbags have been packed and prepared, but there was no reason for them to come out.

Every single time we took out the car, the engine, tires, transmission, and of course the radio were important components to complete our trip.

But never the airbags….

Until a life and death moment…and then in an instant, they deployed and kept Sophia safe and alive.

When it comes to our lives, too often we long to be the one people see and hear….the person everyone looks to for help and strength…..however that is not the role for many…and in the moment of the collision, there was no part of the car more valuable or life-giving than the airbags.

This Sunday, we continue our Advent series entitled, “First Impressions.” We will dig into Luke 1 and learn more about the life and times of Zechariah. He was certainly a background player, but at the moment, he performed his role as the father of John the Baptist who was given the role of introducing Jesus to the world.

As you consider this Christmas season, we can look for our God-given role and obey with faith in Jesus.

There is much more to share and I look forward to spending the morning with you on Sunday.

I sure hope you can attend in person at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.