Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church
We have recently finished the Olympics. At the writing of the article, the United States is not doing very well in the medal count, and as you read this article, our nation is now in the throes of preparing for March Madness. Brackets have been drawn and, hopefully, your team is somewhere in the mix. This year, from March 13 through April 4, thousands will be drawn to their TVs, enthralled with which basketball team will rise to the U.S. Collegiate basketball throne.
Have we ever stopped to understand or take into consideration what madness is? The reality is that a quick search of the dictionary teaches us that “madness” is nothing less than obscurity, craziness, delusion, foolishness, hysteria, lunacy, mania, or mental illness. Right now, our world is filled with madness: unpredictable economies, civil unrest, natural disasters, and so much more. Madness is fun and games when it’s just fun and games. But when we see that our world is actually filled with obscurity, craziness, delusion, foolishness, hysteria, lunacy, mania, or mental illness and that it doesn’t end with the score of a winner and loser, we’re left knowing our world is filled with madness wherever we turn.
Psalm 20 teaches that “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” So, in the midst of your madness, where is your hope? In the midst of your madness, where is your trust? In the midst of your madness beyond the games, where will you ever find safety, security, and peace? Not in chariots, not in horses, not in skis, not in basketballs, but in the name of the Lord our God.
It is our hope and prayer that in the midst of the obscurity, craziness, delusion, foolishness, hysteria, lunacy, mania, or mental illness that surrounds you, you will find peace with God. On behalf of our ministry team at Sun Lakes Community Church, Pastor Mitch, Tracy, and Linda, we hope that this Sunday, in the midst of your madness, you find a church, any church, that boasts in the name of the Lord our God.