Union Ridge Church

Friday, June 25, 2021

by Reverend Dan on June 25, 2021

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

                                                            Hebrews 13:8


I once heard the internet called a “sea of information.” That’s a good analogy. The problem is that it’s a sea in which too many people are just drifting aimlessly on whatever current is popular. If the wind is blowing one way, so are they. It changes direction? So do they.


There is definitely no shortage of information at our disposal; all at your fingertips in the click of a button. There is, however, a shortage of meaning to all that information. The saying of ten years ago has finally come true: we’re information rich and data poor. We come to the point in our world where it is no longer information people are starving for; we’ve got plenty of that. It’s meaning and purpose they’re after.


And that’s where my people come in. Pastors. It is up to us, even if we don’t have the ear of society like we used to, it’s up to us to wade deep into that ocean of information – deep into scripture and our culture – and come out with meaning. Come out with purpose for our lives. Come out with hope. And then it’s up to us to share that meaning. To put into perspective how all of this knowledge interacts with our faith and our lives.


The church is uniquely positioned at this point in history. In a world fascinated with “what” and “how”, we are the institution best prepared and equipped to answer “why.” And that “why” is found in “who”. Jesus Christ. You see, in its hunger for meaning, scripture offers the only “why” that matters.


Yesterday . . . today . . . and forever. Jesus Christ is the answer. Always has been, always will be.


Creator God help us to remember that no matter how smart we are, our wisdom is foolishness to you unless it is held in the light of Your Saving Grace. In Jesus’ nameAMEN.