While on the farm this past week, a delivery vehicle pulled up the driveway and stopped. As I looked up, I saw the driver get out, holding a package over most of his face as he called me by name and asked, "Kurt, who am I?"
I was not stumped, fooled, or mystified, as I knew the driver was Terry Faucette, a schoolmate from 1980. Terry still looks the same, except for stately gray hair. He still has the same infectious smile and joyful outlook as he always did.
I imagine this might be what it is like for God when we humans tend to want to hide from God at some point in our life. But when we ask "God, who am I?", God not only knows who we are but tells us we are His own. We cannot hide from God, nor can we hide who we are from Him.
This week, be thankful that God knows us and knew us before we were born. Be thankful He provided a way for us to be with Him for eternity through the Grace of Jesus. Share your thanks with those around you so they, too, can know the Way to God.
God Bless, Kurt
I am back on the farm this week as I prepare a few cars to go to an automotive swap meet. As I opened the door to a partially dismantled 98 Dakota RT with what appears to be a perfect cab, I see where a rat has chewed a big hole in a door panel. UGH! I seriously dislike rats!
This is a perfect example of sin. The rat is the evil one chewing away at our insides. While we look just fine on the outside, things are not so well on the inside.
This week, open the door for someone so they too can be restored from sin and be whole again. Invite that someone to came to the table and swap their old self for the new self God offers!
Wow church, I am amazed! We had six countries represented in church last Sunday! Russia, India, the Philippines, England, the US, and... Texas. Well, some do say "Texas is a whole other country" don't you know? It just goes to show that God is alive all over the world.
With this in mind, is God alive in Columbus? How about in your neighborhood? Surely in your home, God is alive. Well, think about the parable of the talents in this line of thought. Since God is alive in our homes, we should not keep God solely in our homes, but we should take God to the masses in our neighborhood, our town, and beyond.
All the laws in the world will not solve the madness of the world, but the Love and Grace of Jesus will surely make this a much better 'waiting room' if you will. This week, please share the message of Salvation with all you encounter. You never know who's life you might help change or what tragic event you might help avoid with the Word and an invitation to worship with us at church.