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No 45 tonight, but head over to the Kids Church at Home page if you’d like to see what other families are doing. We’ll see you back here on Friday.

April 1, 2020

Happy Wednesday!

Well another week has gone by! It sure feels like weeks take forever… I sure do miss seeing you and your students, and I can’t wait until we can all be back together.

This week I was reading the book of Joshua. At the end of the book, Joshua gives a charge, an encouragement to Israel. He says, “Therefore be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left, that you may not mix with these nations remaining among you or make mention of the names of their gods or swear by them or serve them or bow down to them, but you shall cling to the Lord your God just as you have done to this day. For the Lord has driven out before you great
and strong nations. And as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day. One man of you puts to flight a thousand since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.” (Joshua 23:6-10).

I loved reading this section of scripture. One line that stood out to me was “since it was the Lord your God who fights for you just as he has promised you.” Friends, did you know that it is the Lord your God who fights for you. Even in this season! Cling on to Jesus, because nothing can stand in between you and Him. That is my encouragement to you, to remember that God fights for you. I’m not sure how stressful life looks right now but know that God is fighting for you. He loves you.  Lean into that!

Have a blessed day!

Zach Rogalski
Pastor of 4th and 5th Grade
zachrogalski@arborroad.com

March 25, 2020

Hello Parents!

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.

In Him,
Zach Rogalski
Pastor of 4th and 5th Grade
zachrogalski@arborroad.com