Recent Posts

Pastor's Pen October
Pastor's Pen September
July Pastor's Pen
May Pastor's Pen
March 2018 Pastor's Pen


All Is Welcome
Disaster Relief
open and affirming
powered by

Pastor's Pen

March Pastor's Pen

It's the end of the world as we know it. It's a funny little saying that we sometimes hear, but it's a feeling I'm sure the disciples felt in the darkness of Jesus crucifixion and death.
Looking around, it may seem as if the world is rapidly spinning toward destruction. Our population is exploding, our oceans and environment are suffering, our food resources are dwindling, our politicians are fighting, the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, students are getting lazier, taxes are growing higher, war is getting pricier, fear is looming larger, and Christian voices of resurrection and new life seem to be going silent....
Why? Why are we so silent? It's likely because of many reasons. But, focusing on issues that don't matter or on our own wants and needs, are tendencies that have grown and grown, transforming what was once vibrant and radical into meaningless drivel. Chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, ham, and a couple of verses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” now satisfy and fulfill the Easter obligations for many people.
But, Jesus did not rise from the dead and ascend into heaven just so we’d have a reason to take a few days off and eat peeps once a year. The resurrection is one of God’s ways of letting us know that there’s always a better way, a greater way to care, a more satisfying way of loving and living life. It’s not an easy way out, and it’s not to be trivialized.
Jesus empowers all of us with the incredible gifts of forgiveness and creativity. So pray, study, worship, vote, give, volunteer, love, debate, engage, thank, and live . . . into the new creation that you are in Christ, through the power and promise of the resurrection.
With the Greatest of Hope!


4 Comments to March Pastor's Pen:

Comments RSS
keep on Friday, March 02, 2018 5:51 AM
thank you!
Reply to comment

willam on Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:07 AM
thank you
Reply to comment

Anonymous on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:54 PM
Reply to comment

custom essays on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:01 AM
As we all know, the end is already near. It means that we need to make sure that we live our life the way the Lord wants it to be lived. We need to make sure that we glorify the Lord with our deeds and words. We have to tell the world how the Lord has been working in our lives. By doing this, we will be able to worship the Lord, and make Him feel the love that we have for Him. We have to make sure that for the last days, we will still be able to give the Lord what He deserves to feel from us.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment