My Sunday online newspaper reading
What do you say when you have terminal cancer?

Baby-boomers: What do you want me to tell God when I see him this morning?

I wonder how many baby-boomers--those born between 1946 and 64--find going to church an important part of their lives.

In a few minutes, I'll hop--actually, it might be closer to a stumble--into the shower to get ready for church.  Going to church has been something I've been doing since I was a baby which would take me back to 1946. 

Growing up in northern Michigan, going to church was something my single-mom always felt important.  3871377818_9b19a55045_t It was a place where she could go to me with God and see some relief and some hope from the ups and downs of her daily life.  I grew up in a church that was part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod which means that it was always focused on Jesus Christ and the eternal hope that he offers.

The service was always the same and after a period of time, the sermons sounded the same.  I found myself trying to fit the words into what was happening in my life at any given point in time.

I never seemed to reach the point of a close personal relationship with Jesus that's talked about so much these days.

As a member of the first class of baby-boomers, I find myself needing to clarify where I want to put my attention.  I've tried jobs.  There's been politics and a bunch of other stuff.  It all leaves me empty. 

Only thing left is my faith in God.  Will I see him this morning?  In the Bible, he says he will be there?  The question is will my eyes be open enough to see him.

Can any baby-boomers relate?