Today I was ordained as a minister in the Southern Baptist Denomination.
I had been ordained once before by a different denomination. That ordination was solemn and funeral like.
Today was a celebration.
Friends and family were there. Laughter was overflowing.
....I felt so very unworthy.
And then it hit me.
My ordination was a celebration of my unworthiness.
I am unworthy, but HE is worthy!
Everything that was celebrated today was because of what HE has done, is doing and is continuing to do, and will do.
God is great! God is mighty! God is awesome!
So the next time you feel like a loser, don't get down...celebrate, the Bible says "For all are losers and fall short of the glory of God." (that's the New Pastor Dave translation)
Jesus is for losers, and we were all losers.
Praise God that I said yes to Jesus and moved from the losing team to the winning team.
Tomorrow is another day, and I may post a "deeper" blog, but for today, please join me in celebrating my unworthiness!
Ok, so there's that.