Others have told me that public persons, like pastors, should periodically google themselves to see if the things that pop up in a search are true or up to date. I can’t remember the last time I followed the advice, maybe more than a year, but last night I did. It was fantastic. I found out that as I typed my name into the google search, there was only one listing for me on the first page. I didn’t look at the second page. No need, who looks on the second page?
It was exciting to see that I am not on the first page until the last listing. Instead, an up and coming poet, performer, writer, Jesus follower who is named after my father filled the page. His mother and father have launched him into the world and he is living passionately for Christ and learning how to do that in a way that reflects the Savior he follows.
What more could any parent want than to be superceded in power and effect for the greatest cause and the greatest King in the history of the world—the gospel and the King of Kings.
The gospel is so freeing. You spend your life trying to be significant and then you wake up one day and find you are insignificant and you are freed to enjoy your insignificance. Marvelous grace, great things He has done.