May 15, 2017
In this wonderfully uplifting Mother’s Day sermon, Reverend Dr. Tim Delkeskamp of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, recounts the quote, attributed to Michelangelo, that “The job of the sculptor is to liberate the sculpture from the stone” – and goes on to compare that to the job of mothers. He talks about the Grandma of one of the teens who first integrated a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, how she answered the girl’s fears and stress by telling her, “You are God’s idea”-- to be where she was, who she was at that time. Mothers and grandmothers impart that priceless knowledge to their children of Whose they are. Asks Pastor Tim, “Can you believe that you have infinite worth, that you’re not junk, that Jesus wouldn’t have died for you if you were junk? You have infinite worth. Can you believe that about yourself? Can you? We all mess up all the time and yet we remain a royal priesthood.” Find out more by taking 15 minutes to listen.