From the Pastor

From the Pastor’s Pen

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ~Matthew 28:20

If you feel like me, you are excited to watch the calendar change from 2020 to 2021, hoping the click of the clock will make all things new again. Secretly, I am not looking for new but normal. I want things the way they were before this pandemic started. We have all become fatigued about the changes and are looking for security again and boy could I use a hug!! In all honesty though, what is normal?
One of my favorite verses in scripture is found (only in the King James Version) in Exodus 19:5-6 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”
I love the thought of being a peculiar treasure of God. In today’s language peculiar means strange, but the meaning of peculiar, often overlooked, is special. I have lived my whole life being peculiar in one sense of the word or another, therefore I will continue to live a peculiar lifestyle. I will endure even if this means sporting a mask and keeping at a distance for a while longer, but keep my focus on being a treasure of God.
Things might not change with the flip of the calendar, but I do hope, this coming year, we all change to follow God’s Word so we too can become a peculiar treasure to God. Let us all embrace the peculiar lifestyle which God has called us to live.

Happy New Year,
Pastor Linda

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