Celebrate the Living Savior!
OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE JESUS-FOLLOWERS WHO
LOVE GOD, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AND SERVE THE WORLD
Pastor's Thoughts (Feb 26th)
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
It has been a year since life as we know it turned upside down. Many of you like me have lost friends and family to the virus. My brother John, after 76 days in the hospital and rehab is now home. He is a miracle. Our family is so grateful to God.
The verses from Matthew help me to remember what I need to do when I become overwhelmed, fearful, tired, and anxious. Lent is a time when we need to cling to the hope of Christ. Jesus was led into the wilderness after His baptism by John, for forty days and nights. He was tempted by Satan and each time quoted the Word of God. Satan uses the circumstances around us to distract us.
We can sit at the feet of Jesus, just as Mary did, learn from him, and find rest for our souls, mind, and body. We can quote the Word when we are overwhelmed, fearful, tired, and anxious. We can grow in our trust that God is with us, watching over us and protecting us no matter what we are going through.
I pray that we all during this Lent grow in our relationship with Christ.