This morning was All Age and with the rest of the team away on holiday YKW and I both played a part in the service. It was YKW's first 'up front' experience at church and she was brilliant - a real natural. The service was all about David and how, in his fight with Goliath, it was because he was fighting out of God's corner that he was successful. So often I find that I am inviting God into areas of my life when in fact it should be that I am wearing God's 'colours' in every area. The one message that we hoped people would leave with is that it is us in God's corner, us with the privilege of being invited to share with him, and not the other way around. As one of my close friends at church would say, "the Holy Spirit is the senior partner."
One of the great things about All Age is that it is such a team effort. As well as the two of us there was the excellent band (with this bass guitarist), a fantastic drama (written by this gifted man), a talented tech team (including this guy), and for the ice breaker at the start of the service we had a (smaller than life size) Goliath who endured 5 members of the congregation trying to hit him with sponge balls. A great team effort which I pray will have left us all with some food for thought and challenges as we attempt to walk with the Lord in the coming week.