As a kid I hated the bad parts of the movies. You know those parts where tragedy strikes, the villain is winning and tension is built. I just wanted everything to be ok! As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that the best movies are the ones where tragedy is allowed its space, but triumph wins in the end. The reason for this is that triumph is more powerful than tragedy but you can’t have triumph without tragedy!
And our lives are the same way. We all have had our share of tragedy and sometimes it can seem like that’s all there is to life - as if that’s the end of the story. The relationship may never be healed, the job might never be replaced by an equally well-paying one, the kids may never come home for the holidays or the sickness might never leave your body. What are we to do when we enter the holiday season with tragedy hanging over our heads? What if we can’t skip ahead from the bad parts of the movie to the triumph parts?!
We want to explore the tension that exists in this world between tragedy and triumph during our three-week teaching series called Faith, Hope & Love. Each week we’ll be looking at one of these words and considering the tragedy that wants to strike down each of these and also how to triumph so you can hold on to faith, hope and love even through all the bad parts of the movie of your life.
We’d love to have you join us at Grace Point Church Sundays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at 9:00 as we talk about Faith, Hope & Love this Christmas season!