Community in Action

Good morning!! And it is a good morning. Hot? Yes. Do we still have restrictions in place? Yes. Are we still trusting in Jesus? Yes.

    Some mornings seem better than others. A good rest, a plan for the day, and everything is working in the house and/or with the car. Some mornings are more difficult. The body aches, chaos seems to reign and obligations for the day seem overwhelming. But we will still make it through.

    One of the songs sung by Rend Collective is “My Lighthouse.” The lyrics start with:


    In my wrestling and in my doubts

    In my failures You won't walk out

    Your great love will lead me through

    You are the peace in my troubled sea

    You are the peace in my troubled sea


    When all is said and done much of what we do will pass away. Of all the words we speak, most will fall on deaf ears. We are a speck in an ocean of space and time, but we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139, NIV). The Message translation says, “I am marvelously made!”

    We may not leave a prominent everlasting legacy when our time is done here on earth, but God rejoices in our presence and in our attempts at words and deeds which we hope will make a difference in this world. We are his beloved and he wants to walk with us, through the valleys, up the mountains, and over the oceans.

    God will, and does, walk with us. As we wrestle with who we are or why we are here, God wants to affirm we are his. As we stumble attempting to be patient, kind, and compassionate, God wants us to know he will pick us up again.

    As we travel this anxiously lived pandemic road God will not leave us or forsake us. So allow God to be your lighthouse who will guide you to the safety of his harbor. He will bring you comfort, he will bring you affirmation, he will bring you peace.

    In John 16:33 Jesus says, “The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”

    Peace to you and yours, and to all those around you who are ready to receive it,

    Pastor Randy

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