Pastor’s ponderings

This week I attended a meeting with our District Superintendent (DS).  It was an introductory meeting of sorts, wherein he wanted to let the group know a little more about him, and get to know those in attendance.  In so doing, he asked a series of questions, of which I found myself immediately writing one down.  It struck me hard, for in the midst of all that we have been doing, this one thing had not really been said.  So, I offer it to you today for something for you to ponder.  The answers will be different for us all, I am sure, but the important thing is that we stop and consider it’s signifance in our lives.  So, here it is:

“What have you learned about God in the past 18 months?”

I’d love to hear your responses to this question, so, please feel free to reach out to me as you discern your answers.  In the meantime, I leave you with the Scripture passage which our DS started our meeting with:

“Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!  6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.  8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” (Phil 4:4-9, MSG)

Blessings upon you all,      

Pastor Steve

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