Shalom:

The Spirit of God is a fresh renewing breeze in the life of the church. Singing the “Spirit of the Living God” Opens our minds and hearts to the need of God in our lives and the lives of those around us. Sing it with me: “Spirit of the living God fall afresh on Us. Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us, Spirit of the living God fall afresh on us.” This is a great worship song for the church and a prayer that I pray for us each day. On our own we may forget the mission God has for each one of us and to-gether as the church. The Spirit keeps us fresh, and pliable, to be melted, and molded, to be used by God. In Colossians 3:12 Paul reminds that “as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. These are the practices of God’s chosen people that help the freshness of God do its work in us. This past Sunday we saw the holiness and love of the members of our trustees as they show-ered their compassion, kindness, humility, and gentleness, on a life long member of the trustees. The trustees had seen the acts of kindness and humidly in their brother Terry and want to let him know how grateful they were for his acts of love in fixing, planning and problem solving for the congregation. As the congregation witnessed these holy acts of love the freshness of God’s Spirit fell freshly on us. This happens because: the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion (Isaiah 30:18a). The Lord loves to be gracious and loves to see that graciousness being lived out in the church. Through grace we witness compassion as it is manifested through us in the love of God. We are a people of love because God loves us and wants what is best for us.  

 

Peace and grace

Pastor Ed