Unwanted Gift

Unwanted Gift Sermon Illustration

As we wait, it sometimes feels like our groom has given us a blender, like fiancé Brian gave his betrothed for their eight-month anniversary in the film Father of the Bride (directed by Charles Shyer [Buena Vista Pictures, 1991]). No one wants a blender for a gift. We sometimes don’t take opportunities for growth as a gift. We forget that the waiting has meaning. What would it look like to see this season as a gift instead of just growing tired waiting? What would it look like to do the things you can now, because there will come a day when you won’t have the same opportunities? How will you interact with people now, in this temporal kingdom, in a way that can make the eternal kingdom even more beautiful?