Written by Bill Grandi on December 15th, 2023


 Aspiring actors and actresses are everywhere. I went to high school with Jeff Goldblum. My senior picture is on the same page in our yearbook as his. I had no clue Jeff would leave our high school and head to New York for the stage and ultimately to a TV show named TenSpeed and Brownshoe, and then on to Jurassic Park, Independence Day, multiple other movies, and finally back to TV with Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

For every successful actor there are hundreds, maybe thousands who never make it. At best, they are two-bit players. Truthfully, some people are looked at that way. Many overlooked. Many seen as hacks. It happens all the time, in every profession. Sunday’s sermon will be dealing with two groups of people. One, is seen as little people. The others are seen as big people. Well…at least as the world looks at them that way. But in God’s eyes, there are no little people and there are no big people.

Shepherds and Wise men. The have’s and the have not’s.  The clean and the unclean.  The “welcome-to-my-world” versus those who are “not welcome anywhere.” The stories are familiar but I will be praying we all might learn something new this week. I look forward to seeing you in person at 9:00 and 10:45 or via live stream.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. That is an excellent topic, Bill. In God’s eyes, we’re all seen as unique and loved.

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    Christmas blessings to you and Jo and all those in your church family, Bill. You impact countless souls in person and online. May knowing that give you peace, hope, and confidence that your life is in His hands. I appreciate the godly wisdom you always bring to the table.

  3. Cheryl says:

    I echo Linda’s comment, Pastor Bill. I appreciate you and your life for God. May He bless you and Jo in a special way this Christmas!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thank you Cheryl. I do pray for my influence to be real and lasting in the hearts and lives of people I come in contact with.