Greetings! Today is Youth Sunday at Grace United Church of Christ. Beginning in March, our Christian Education Department began a study of faith. We looked at “powerful faith” – the kind that was so potent Jesus used it to cast out demons from a little boy. We looked at “simple faith,” which called on a believer to give up everything he had to follow Jesus. Then we studied “resurrection faith,” “renewal faith,” “humble faith,” “childlike faith,” and “joyous faith.”
After taking in these valuable lessons from the past, we learned that all of these types of faith require us today to suspend our disbelief and place our confidence in a Savior we cannot see. These lessons give us assurance that we can place our trust in a Savior who is the same today, yesterday and forever, according to Hebrews 13:8.
It just so happens that the end of our Sunday school quarter fell on Youth Sunday this year. So our youth coordinators organized an activity to plant mustard seeds, based on the scripture found in Matthew 17:20-21 where Jesus tells his disciples, “If you have faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
The youth, in turn, invited the Adult Sunday school class to join them in this project. So, here we are together, identifying the mountains in our lives and planting seeds of promise that those obstacles will be removed because of our faith.