February 2019

Greetings in the name of our risen savior Jesus Christ,

Most people would probably say that I am dreamer. However, I consider myself to be an eternal optimist. I can almost always find something good in every situation. My glass is always half full, never half empty. Even as a child, I knew that being comfortable with who you are and what you have was better than brooding over the things you don’t. Long before Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote his book, I was a positive thinker.

It is this positive attitude that what is needed in the church today. It’s easy for some to sit back and remember the good old days, but in all honesty, the good old days weren’t that great either. We have a tendency to forget the bad times and only remember the good. We worry because the young people aren’t as involved as we would like. Or that church down the road seems to be doing so much better than we are. Perhaps it would be better if we started counting our blessings, not our problems.

You see, I believe the words of Christ. (Matthew 6:25, 27) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” and (Matthew 7:7-8) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” If we put our lives in Jesus hands and truly believe the He can do what He says, we will have all we need and much more.

So, as we move ahead in this new year, let’s remember who’s we are and what we have and be truly thankful.

God bless you all as we move forward in faith, together.

Prayerfully yours,

Pastor Bill

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