Reverend, Daeil Min
Have you watched a movie Hidden Figures? It tells the true story of the history-making triumphs of three female African American NASA mathematicians: Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. The incredible story unfolds in the 1960s space race and civil rights era, and until very recently was totally unknown to the public.
The movie ends with full of happiness, but I'm reminded that happy endings were not always the case in that time and sometimes not still today. In His ministry, Jesus continually valued, liberated, and empowered those who were "hidden" from the mainstream of society and synagogue, and he opened the eyes of those blinded to the all-inclusiveness of God's love.
On Sunday, May 8th, a new sermon series 'Hidden Figures' will be launched and it will explore the stories of women in Jesus's genealogy and life, revealing the various ways they have been misunderstood or marginalized.
Through these stories, we witness the way the biblical narrative was uniquely communicated through their lives and are reminded to listen and learn from other perspectives. Where the culture may have silenced or rejected these women, their inclusion in Jesus's genealogy or his elevation of them during his life give us a guide for using our influence and power to build up the marginalized in our own lives.
You are also invited to our first movie night since the pandemic at the Friendship Hall on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. We will watch the movie 'Hidden Figures,' and I will share a inspiration message on Sunday May 8th. I'd love to see everyone and be sure to invite your friends and family.
Rev. Daeil Min