A Note From The Pastor
Wow, 2020 just keeps on giving us stress! As I write this, the winner of the election has not been declared and it may be a few weeks before we know for sure who is the winner. If you are like me, you've been feeling a little anxiety about the future. What's going to happen to us as a nation? What affect will it have on me and my family? There are many questions running through my mind. In addition, we are still in a pandemic. With the election news, the COVID-19 impacts have pushed off the front page. Yet, we are seeing a record high in new cases this week. Am I safe? Lord, help us!
On Tuesday, a former Northwest pastor who planted churches in Canada and became one of our church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board passed away due to COVID-19. Upon hearing that news, my perspective on everything else changed. Life will continue to move forward know matter who is in the White House or how bad the pandemic gets or how many riots we face.
Folks, life is precious! Dan's death reminded me that there is more to focus on than politics, wearing a mask or not, or who is going to win the football game on Sunday. There are people hurting all around us. Parents are struggling with kids in remote learning, people are facing depression being isolated, others are relapsing into an old addiction, and many other issues that we aren't aware.
We need to realize that people matter to God and should matter to us. I have wondered what is God trying to teach us this year. Is He bringing judgement upon the world? Is the time for the return of Jesus coming soon? What does He want me and you to know? My best answer to all of these questions is simply what He told Ezekiel as he proclaimed judgment upon Judah and the surrounding nations. So "they will know that I am the LORD." Is God trying to tell us the same thing? Think about it!
Onward and Upward!