By Lara Greene
Director of Children’s Ministry
Have you ever done a trust fall? It’s a team building exercise where you stand on a platform, close your eyes and fall back, praying that the teammates behind you will catch your helpless body that is quickly descending toward the ground. You have to let go of your fears to lean back. When you are caught, it’s an exhilarating and humbling feeling.
I want to thank this body of Christ for being the arms for my trust fall a few weeks ago. This spring was my seventh egg hunt to coordinate. Every year I face the nagging fears of egg shortages, lack of volunteer help, disappointed families, and rain. And God says, “Lean back.” So I lean and each year more of you surround to catch. I know many do it to bless the church and community families, and I love you for that. But I want you to know you have blessed me as well.
On my days of throw-my-hands-up exhaustion and frustration you are there, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to remind me that none of us are alone in this mission of loving the world and each other. I have learned we can lean back and take risks together, not because it isn’t scary, but because we, in God’s grace, are doing it together.