A Message from Pastor Jim
January 7, 2021
My yesterday began with an early morning doctor’s appointment (nothing serious). After some office work I went home for lunch with plans to watch Congress ascertain the results of the Elector College.
That’s when the day’s priorities changed.
All else was put aside while Pam and I watched with disbelief, sadness, horror, anger, and fear as a violent mob (some carrying Christian symbols) violently pushed their way into the U. S. Capitol.
Yesterday’s violence and all that led up to it reveals a lot about our nation. It reveals something about me and you. We are not nearly as “good” as we think.
How could we use today? Here are some suggestions.
Start with confession, repentance, and humility. Tomorrow we can go to work “fixing” things. Today we need to work on ourselves.
Sit it with Jesus for a while by reading or listening to a part of his Sermon on the Mount (how about Matthew 7?). Ask him to reveal and convict us of our weaknesses, prejudices, and failures.
Commit yourself to do nothing that will produce more division.
Focus on some small glimmer of light, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5
May God refine our anger and disperse our fear in Jesus’ name.
You are loved,
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