Pastor’s Heart November 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ;

I want you to meditate on this word from God “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

It is time to begin the Holiday season. We know this as we experienced a great time at the Trunk or TREAT. We know this is a time when we break out decorations buried deep in the basement or stowed away in the attic. We know the drill. We start with Halloween, then pack those away and break out the Thanksgiving decor. Unfortunately, we don’t allow much time to enjoy Thanksgiving because right after Halloween the malls and internet sites are ablaze with sales for Christmas. And, of course, we have to have lights and decorations for Christmas. We turn our minds to Advent, Christmas Cantata, and children’s programs. It is a busy and also a joyous time.

It seems we lose the blessing of Thanksgiving. The best part of this season is that it calls us to think about what we are thankful for, how we are blessed, and how we might offer love to others around us. I know as many do that the busyness can get out of hand. We often worry about all that needs to be done to make the season special.

It may be profitable for us to remember that thankfulness doesn’t come with busyness. To be thankful and to genuinely appreciate this season of the year requires that we create some sacred time to reflect and rejoice. We all have reason to be thankful and rejoice. The God we worship has blessed us with creation and his son Jesus Christ. I urge you to step outside of the rush of the world and try to find the opportunity to grow our faith, witness God’s love, and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. At this time, let us slow down and rejoice at the blessings of life, love and faith. Let this be a time when we witness God’s love to the lost, lonely, and hungry.


Pastor Ron