From Pastor Brandon
Don’t you just love "The Wizard of Oz!" It is one of my favorite movies...a classic! I’ve seen it several times and now enjoy watching it with my kids. Did you realize how many life topics are in that one movie?
"What a beautiful picture of unity and determination and the power of love amongst friends."
This story is about a young lady who has lost her way. She finds herself in a colorful new world but desires to go back home. While searching for answers, she makes three new friends--all who are searching as well. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion are all off to see the wizard following the yellow brick road. They skip arm in arm, all in a row, with hope in mind, and all looking completely different. What a beautiful picture of unity and determination and the power of love amongst friends!
With determination to find the answers they seek, they defeat the evil that tries to stop them and melt away the obstacles that get in their way. They finally meet the man with all the answers, but then realize he’s a fraud with no special powers. The only offering the wizard had was to help them understand they had the answers to their problems all along. They just needed to believe in themselves!
God doesn’t make mistakes. We don’t always realize how special He has made us--in His image. Sometimes we search for answers to problems that we already have the solution to. Being filled with the Holy Spirit, we have inside what is necessary to answer all of life's hard questions. And the most beautiful part, it always leads us home!