Randy's Reflections
June 13, 2017, 12:18 PM

Summer Words


Creation/Creator

Two words, which for us, are closely connected. Without a creator there would be no creation. Yet if there was no creation would there be a creator? Certainly there would, but it is the creation which helps define the creator. As we look around us at the creation we catch a glimpse of the creator. That is when we look at those around us we are catching a glimpse of the one who created us, but don't forget you too are a glimpse of that creator. You have within you a reflection of that creator. I think we can choose to reflect that creator or not. Today you can reflect your creator to those around you or not. What will you choose this day?

Lord, we often forget that though you created us you also gave us the free will to strive to be the creation you meant us to be. We can exhibit the hope, the joy, and the love you have to those around us or we can show the opposite. Help us this day to strive to be the creation you meant for us to be and know that as we choose to become a closer reflection of you we always have your Son to help us more clearly live out that reflection. Amen.




June 10, 2017, 5:14 PM

Summer Words


Cornerstone

There are certain things in our life which we consider fundamental to life. I don't mean food, water, or shelter, but those things which are life giving to us. I really like peanut butter and rice cakes. I am also a fan of the outdoors, gardening and fly fishing mostly. I like chatting with people, but also love reading. These are all things that bring comfort and vitality to my life. But when hard times come I find that prayer, reading the Psalms, and listening to God give me the motivation to continue on. Jesus is called our cornerstone. He is the one who when set firmly in our life will give us the foundation and strength to continue. What is life giving for you? And do you have a cornerstone to stand on? If not consider the one who died for us all.

Lord, thank you for giving me those things which make me feel full of life. Thank you for listening to my heart and bringing comfort to my soul. When there is no where else to turn you are always there. Help me to stand firmly on my cornerstone for you are my rock and my redeemer. Hallelujah! Amen.

Peace to you, Pastor Randy




June 10, 2017, 5:14 PM

Summer Words


Connect

This word can be scary or it can be exciting. Sometimes we are afraid to connect with others because we aren't confident that we have something to offer them. Other times we are excited about what God is doing in our lives and we can't wait to share it with others. Whether we are tentative or we are exuberant we have something to share with those around us. We are capable of connecting with others, this is a God given attribute. This is one of the reasons God made us in the first place. We were made to connect with God and we were made to connect with others. So let's look forward to familiar as well as new connections today and celebrate our ability to connect with others.

Lord, sometimes we feel alone, sometimes we feel we have nothing to offer this world or those around us. Help us to remember that part of our DNA includes our ability to connect. Sometimes that connection is for our benefit, but also sometimes that connection is for the benefit of others. Help us to not isolate ourselves from you or this world, for being connected is part of who we are and who we are becoming. Thank you for making this part of us. Amen.