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. 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?