Our special this morning is Wrecking Ball, performed by Miley Cyrus.
You've probably seen Miley on the news recently, or maybe you've caught some of her music video which is not what we would consider family friendly. We actually talked about whether or not to do the song, because while we want to be relevant to our culture, we don't want to encourage or participate in an association of things that could be considered immoral or impure.
We decided to go ahead, because the song itself is a great example of our culture expressing the emotions of someone who has been hurt. And responding to that hurt without God. The lyrics are about a girl who is deeply wounded by a relationship gone bad.
This fits into the idea of our service, because in the story of Joseph, he also, was incredibly wounded by dysfunctional relationships that cost him dearly and in a very personal way. His freedom was lost, his reputation was gone... his family was stripped away.
As we do Wrecking Ball, and we've all been hurt by someone, here's the question we want you to ask...
What happens next? What do we do after a Wrecking Ball experience? How do we deal with this kind of wounding? The story of Joseph gives us an interesting option... and possibly a way out.
Later today is the SuperBowl... which seems kinda silly. Do you really have to choose between soup OR a bowl? Like you'd ever eat soup without a bowl! It's a great day if you enjoy territorial land acquisition games!
Movie series starts next week, first movie is Mud! I hear that McConaughey keeps his shirt on until very late in the film.
Wednesday, Feb 12th, we're doing a movie night! 42, the story of Jackie Robinson. We'll meet at the Barn, our facility at 1988 Kirby Road at 6:45 to grab food and the movie starts at 7pm. Childcare provided!
That Saturday, Feb 15th at 5pm, we'll get together to ordain E... have some food and if folks want to stick around, there will be a SAW event, with a song circle starting at 7.
Take care and we'll see you soon!