Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of our nation in our new home town of Anoka, Minnesota. When we moved here last fall, we also moved to a new church so that we could attend services with our daughter and her daughter. Since that time, our granddaughter has been confirmed in her baptismal faith and we’ve grown even closer as a family.
Today, our church home town of Andover, Minnesota will participate in an old fashioned parade with floats and marching bands and treats being handed out to the crowds of children. So, we’re going to be riding atop our church’s float. The float has a western theme because our one day vacation Bible school also has this theme. By being a part of this event, we’ll be inviting children to attend VBS and their families to come and see what our church is all about.
I’ve never been on a float before. I’ve been involved in building them though. When I was in high school we created some of the most amazing floats you’ve ever seen (at least we thought we did) out of crepe paper and chicken wire. Since my class had an abundance of artistic and creative kids, you were never quite sure what the float had to do with the celebration, but they definitely were different.
As we’re becoming acquainted with a new town in our new “old” house, we’re also becoming a part of a new church family. This has always been the way for us. Whenever we’ve made a move from one town to another, we’ve also changed churches.
This church is lots smaller than the one we left, but we feel there’s a place for us here. God has work to be done everywhere and we’re glad to be a part of building His kingdom. Who knows who we’ll meet today? Just pray that I don’t fall off the float!