It is the Dog Days of Summer, and we all need to take a break and stay cool and take care of ourselves. God wants you to know that he understands but he wants you to know that he still wants to stay in touch with you and he loves to hear from you. Church is air conditioned, so you do not have to stay away. He would love to see you in worship. As we see all the stuff going on in society, we need to know that the best thing that we can do is to pray. The best thing that we can pray for is that Gods will be done. We don’t know what that is but if God’s will is done then it is the best thing that can happen. Our calling is to worship and praise him in all circumstances. We are also called to be the body of Christ here on earth and that calls us to get together with other believers and build one another up.
I know that we are all busy, but we have tried different events at church and the attendance has been so low that we have either postponed them or had to cancel them. We need you and miss you – please come back. You are part of our family and when you are missing, we are not whole. You really do make such a big difference and we would love to see you again.
Religion historically has always helped in creating and defining the ethical framework of every society. It has also been a regulator for values in day-to-day life. Religion helps build character and connects us one to another. It allows us to focus not on ourselves as the center of our world - but rather to look out for the good of others. Religion helps us to connect to others who believe, and it helps us to connect to people that we serve. Religion helps build values life love, empathy, respect, and harmony. Religion also helps us to look beyond the world that we live in and to realize that we are connected to the divine. That no matter what we are going through in life, God is bigger, and HE is more powerful. Religion calls us to rise above our situation and see things as God sees them.
As we pass religion on to our kids, we are giving them the best gift we can. We are preparing them to handle things in a different way. We are connecting them to a God who loves them and will only do what is best for them. We are letting them know that God wants to have a personal relationship with them. As parents we can only do so much, but God can do so much more. We need to be teaching our kids about the love of God and connecting them to this religion that has gotten us through life for centuries. As we look around at the society we live in -Religion is the best gift we can give our kids. Religion is really the thing that is going to change the society we live in and the time to start is now. How are we really living our faith?
We can do all things through the love of Christ that passes all understanding.
With Christ’s blessings,