When you bring your pledges up, when you make your promise to God and to each other to give your silver and gold here, you’re doing something so basic and so ordinary: you’re supporting this church so we can help children like Louise grow up knowing Jesus loves her, and help her to decide which god she will worship. Because she’s going to worship something.
And when you walk this aisle, and offer up your pledge, you’re declaring where your own life is centered. Which god you worship. May it be the One who redeemed you from slavery, all kinds of slavery, and gives you freedom, freedom to truly care for other people. May it be the One who gives you life.