Dear Church Family,
I wanted to take a few moments to share a reminder with you that love makes ALL the difference, especially the love of God being lived out. I believe today if we are ever going to share God’s love with those around us, we first need to experience it in our own lives. As you read the following prayer that the Apostle Paul was offering to God on behalf of the church at Ephesus while he was in prison for preaching the Gospel, may it inspire each of us:
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to
comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:17-21
While we may face struggles and challenges in this world, there is something that will keep us through the storms and trials of life, and it is the unending love that God has for each and every one of us, and yes, even for the whole World.
God’s desire for us is to know the Love of Christ, and in knowing that Love, we do our part to share it with those around us. He wants to see that love both draw people into the family of God and unite the Church for more
effective ministry. But this can only happen if we are faithful to meet together! During the last two years, it has been so easy to make excuses. But if you’re not careful, it will turn into a lifestyle without the church. The truth is, we need each other. We need to start to consider one another more and our personal comforts a little less.
“Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another and so much more as we see the Day approaching.”
I hope to see you in church Sunday.