Pastor's Message (May 2018)

Created: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Spring Welcome!

Looking out the window, what do I see? For starters, the tree branches are in full bloom, along with the daffodils proudly sticking up in the flowerbeds. The pink flowers in the hanging baskets are always in full bloom regardless of any season. Needless to say, they’re artificial, all right…and imagine our neighbors’ surprise when they see us water them! What can I say? A person has the right to imagine the unimaginable, though we know that in God’s world, everything is possible.

Thinking of Ecclesiastes 3: “for everything there is a season…,” indeed, every season and time has its own meaning and beauty. It is up to us to live out every moment of every season as God presents the gift of time. Above all, God’s love is ever so strong and ongoing in and through every season of our lives, and all we need to do is to accept and receive. How great is our God - yes, that great!

Living in the here and now enables us to spiritually reflect upon new seasons of planting and harvest. The year, in its first few months, has already given us the gift to connect with people from near and far visiting our church. We’ve been blessed having received visitors from all parts of the world, among them missionaries who’ve followed God’s call to active ministry. Besides the blessings received, the spiritual journey is one of inspiration in which God’s people can make a difference in someone else’s life, though when change is at hand, something good may come about.

With every change at hand, how does one prepare? One cannot simply prepare for some of the changes in life’s garden. However, faith in the Lord our God is the sure foundation upon which our hope is built. We are able to stand strong amidst turmoil and chaos because of the One and the same who prepared, built, and secured the only path which leads to salvation – there is no other way!

Though the seasons comes and goes, we’ll have the liberty to embrace it all while being totally dependent upon the Lord our God who enables us to build bridges anew. Standing tall and strong, we’re making connections, all while proclaiming our Lord’s name in, with, and through every change.

Blessings beyond!
Pastor Anette