06 Jan A Note From Our Pastor – January 2018
Another year has passed and we now enter into a new calendar year, 2018. What will this new year hold for us? When you look back on the previous year, what do you see?
I know for many of us, it has been a year of tremendous change. For me personally, I moved into a new city into a new neighborhood and home. I have a new church family, a new place of ministry; some of my children have a new home away from home – lots of changes, big changes. I know many of you have had similar changes as well, some difficult and some for the better. Your health has changed, family situations have changed, you’ve lost loved ones, have gained loved ones, you had to change where you call home, your money situation has changed; and not only are you having to deal with the changes in your own life, but the changes of others close to you as well.
In the midst of all of the changes we have experienced this last year and the changes we will face in the year to come, there are some things that will remain constant – things that will never change. You and I can turn to the promises of God made to you and me to find certainty, stability, and an anchor of hope in the chaos of the upside down world we often find ourselves living in. These promises are what our faith must cling to and grab hold of, especially when we find our feet slipping out beneath us and when we sense the wind of change in the air.
God, our Father, gathers us together here at Prince of Peace to deliver those promises to us time and time again, not because He keeps changing but because He knows what we need when we and our world is changing.
“Trust me, your heavenly Father beckons, I have you in my hands; trust my Son, his death and resurrection for the complete forgiveness of your sins and for life everlasting; trust my Spirit dwelling in you, completing the good work I’ve begun in you; you are mine, and I will never let you go.”
It is a new year, and with promises like these to hold on to, how will this not be a most blessed 2018?
This post is from the January 2018 Newsletter. Read the entire Newsletter here.