Brothers and sisters,
This beautiful weather today makes it a wonderful way to start a week! I hope everyone will be able to enjoy it.
We had a great day worshipping as God’s children together yesterday. I pray the message from Luke 2 was an encouragement to you. I want all of you to know that God cares about families and he cares specifically about you and your family. I realize sometimes when we hear about how families are supposed to work, we can get fixated on how we have blown it as a husband, wife, parent or child. When you are feeling accused because of past failure, remember that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus! We can’t undo the sins and mistakes we have made. However, we can move on and know the Lord forgives. He removes our sins from us as far as the east is from the west. As Corrie Ten Boom said, “He casts our sins in the deepest part of the sea and puts a sign out that says, “No fishing!” Also remember God can work in spite of our failures. He can restore and rebuild! Our focus should never be on the past but the future. God will help us to do better as we turn to Him now and in the future. God restores, rebuilds and makes new. God answers our prayers and he can move in the lives of those we pray for even if they seems far away from Him.
Have a great week.