+Blessings, Loved Ones,
I was speaking with one of my old colleagues some time ago, asking how he was doing with life in the midst of COVID. He told me he kept finding himself standing at the refrigerator, door open, just staring. I laughed because I had been finding myself in the same place far too often!
Hopefully, by now we have moved past seeking for answers in the refrigerator, either as relief from boredom or as comfort for the anxieties we are all, to one extent or another, feeling as we deal with the disruption and disorientation the virus has brought to our lives.
But the question arises, where are we seeking? Where are we seeking answers? Where are we seeking comfort? Where are we seeking assurance? I hope at least one of the places we are seeking all of these things is in our faith. It is through trial that we learn the value of our faith. Are you anxious? As the old hymn says, “Take it to the Lord in prayer”. Feel alone? Call a church friend and share how you’re feeling. Need assurance that our God is faithful? Go to his Word. Determine to seek the Lord where and while he may be found. We’ve got the time!
The 145th Psalm says it well:
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of all who fear him; he also hears their cry, and saves them.
Our God is steadfast in his love for us. We are his children, the sheep of his pasture. Be assured that he walks with us, loves us and cares for us always, and in all ways.
Thank you God, for being with us, protecting us and comforting us.
WELCOMING YOU HOME
New Hope Lutheran Church, began in Watauga, TX on March 20, 1994
with a commitment to offer refreshing expression of God's Love for you.
In July of 1997, we began worshiping in our present facility located in Keller, TX.
Come and join us, make New Hope your home and let's worship together.
HELP US TO SPREAD JESUS'
LOVE AND THE FAITH IN HIM
Boldly Sharing God's Word!