Rodney’s Reflection: It is Messy

As pastor, husband, dad, son, brother, and friend, I want to be there for everyone. I want to check in and make sure everyone is okay, but I can’t. Or, I don’t.

I want to assure and to be assured that everything is right and good. Also, I don’t want to be the guy who doesn’t have the answers, who can’t fix the problem, or loses his temper.

But, I am who I am. I am Human.

I get frustrated, I don’t have all the answers. I can’t fix it.

COVID – 19 has created all new situations, at home, work, and church. It has impacted all our relationships in different ways and in ways none of us have before experienced. Many smarter than myself advise the best way to deal with COVID-19 is to each day give ourselves some grace. To be kind to self. Because, well, aren’t I enough as I am?

Aren’t you?

The Good News is that God never expects us to be perfect, to fix all the problems, or have all the answers.  God created us for relationships.  Because we are human, those relationships are messy.

Starting this Sunday, we begin a new sermon series, Messy Families. In the series, we will look at God’s Family. A family far from perfect. Join us online over the next serval weeks to look at some of God’s messy families and how their stories might help us better understand our relationships in God’s Family.


Rodney Whitfield
Senior Pastor