From the Pastor

June 23, 2020

This week as we continue with our sermon series, Food 4 Thought, we are focusing on Galatians 5:1, 13-25 which refers to the Fruit of the Spirit. This list includes things like love, joy, patience, kindness. When we live in the Spirit we freely express these qualities to the point when others take notice. We have a changed attitude and a renewed sense of purpose for our lives. We are indeed changed.

But perhaps there are times when we do not feel very joyful. Maybe we have lost our patience and kindness is the last thing on our minds. Perhaps as the pandemic has created a new normal for us, we are feeling pressured, unloving, and completely lacking in self-control. 

One thing I have learned is that God loves us anyway. God cares for us in spite of our shortcomings. God provides for us even when we are feeling far from God. God wants a relationship with each of us so much so that God continues to call us to be more like Christ, displaying the virtues known as the Fruit of the Spirit.

At times we need help. At times we need a shoulder to lean on. At times we need reassurance that we are loved and cared for even when we fall short of God’s glory. I pray we can dedicate ourselves to drawing closer to God as we do all we can to love God and neighbor. 

 

Peace be with you,

Pastor Kathy