I wrote the following monologue as I was thinking about all the promises that are often made but seldom kept. Broken promises can leave us feeling frustrated, disappointed and angry, This Holiday season, I pray we can all take some time to remember the fact that we serve a mighty God who ALWAYS keeps His promises.
We celebrate Christmas because the birth of Jesus marks the fulfillment of God's greatest promise-- a Savior come to deliver us from our sins and reconcile us to God with the gift eternal life. And that is something truly worth celebrating.
Last year about this time, several student leaders shaved their facial hair into exotic looking mustaches. When I asked about it, I was informed that Cinco de Mustache was a fun, long-standing tradition at Mountain View Student Ministries. "Cool," I thought, "I'll have to participate next year so I don't feel so left out."
Fast forward one year.
Imagine my surprise when I arrived at church Sunday morning only to find that no other members of Student Ministries decided to participate this year!
The thing about mustaches is when everybody else is wearing one, they're cool. When you're the only one... not so much. Anyway, I hope you're all enjoying a happy and safe Cinco de Mustache!
Rob Brower is the Student Minister at Mountain View Church in Tumwater, WA where he lives with his wife and three kids.