March 29, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020
Almost another week has passed. At times, I feel like this new pace of life has been good because it has given me a chance to slow down; but at other times it feels like madness. I read something that was a huge encouragement to me this week and I wanted to share it with you! It was titled Reunion from the devo, Our Daily Bread and went like this:
The little boy excitedly ripped open a big box from his serviceman daddy, whom he believed wouldn’t be home to celebrate his birthday. Inside that box was yet another giftwrapped box, and inside that was another that simply held a piece of paper saying, “Surprise!” Confused, the boy looked up just as his dad entered the room. Tearfully, the son leapt into his father’s arms, exclaiming, “Daddy, I missed you” and “I love you!”
That tearful yet joyful reunion captures the heart of revelation 21’s description of the glorious moment when God’s children see their loving Father face to face – in the fully renewed and restored creation. There, “[God] will wipe every rear from [our] eyes.” No longer will we experience pain or sorrow, because we’ll be with our heavenly Father. As the “loud voice” in Revelation 21 declares, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them” (VV. 3-4).
There’s a tender love and joy that followers of Jesus already enjoy with God, as 1 Peter 1:8 describes: “Through you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him mow, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” Yet imagine out incredible, overflowing joy when we see the one, we’ve loved and longed for welcoming us into His open arms!
See, one day we will be reunited with Jesus and I cannot wait for this day! It will be the best, but we are patiently waiting until that day. This devotion from ODB (Our Daily Bread) gave me a reminder of that day. I hope this brought encouragement to you. I know it did for me. As we progress to evaluate and discern the situation we are in the midst of, my hope and prayer is that you would remember what we’re waiting for. A reunion with the one who loves us beyond comprehension.
This week is part two of our journey of understanding Wisdom, looking at King Solomon. I hope you and your family is able to enjoy it.
Pastor of 4th and 5th Grade
March 22, 2020
March 18, 2020
I hope you are able to stay busy in this weird season! In this time my encouragement to you is to not feel disconnected. This whole social distancing, and isolation thing sure can get our spirits down, but try to stay encouraged! Pick up the phone and call a friend, spend time with Jesus, stay in community even when it is hard.
In this video, you will find a mini-lesson. This will include an interactive game, along with a message about King Solomon on wisdom, and attached you will find some discussion questions for you and your family. For the next couple weeks, we are going to be talking about wisdom!
My hope in this is that during this time, you and your family would be able to connect, not only as a family but also to the Holy Spirit. This time of not being able to gather as a group is hard. However, I am expectant that God will use this for His glory. Take this time to connect as a family! Know that I am praying for your family each and every day.
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