As you may recall, I always take a moment to read the Church of the Nazarene sign when I drive past. Since I drive past that sign at least twice a day, and the message is the same for a week or more, I get a lot of time to ponder that message.
Sometimes, it makes me laugh, like the Easter bunny zinger, or this amazing Mother’s Day message: Choosy moms choose Jesus. Now, I am no fan of decision theology–Jesus chooses us–but I am a fan of a good JIF slogan riff.
Sometimes, it lifts me up, like this week’s message:
Discouraged? Don’t give up. God will never give up on you.
Every time I drive by, I find myself lifting my head a little higher, thinking, “Yeah! God will never give up.” And I don’t mean this in a “God is on my side” / “I am a princess and this is my moment” kind of way. I mean it in a “God will never stop inviting and calling and drawing me into God’s will, God’s way, God’s vision for the world” kind of way.
God never gives up. Not on any of us, and not on any part of God’s creation.
And if those words alone aren’t enough to get you going today, listen to the song that has been running through my head the whole time I’ve been writing this post. Because like God, astronauts never give up.
What unexpected inspiration are you finding these days?