Wednesday Message for November 8, 2017

A brief connection to God’s Spirit in the middle of the week.

Wednesday Message 11-8-17
Wednesday Greetings,

The PC(USA) Brief Statement of Faith proclaims:

“In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.”

I’ve been repeating this to myself since I heard of the killings in the church in Texas this last Sunday.  Amidst my own questions of “Where was God in this?” “Why didn’t God protect those worshipers?” “When is it going to be time for us to talk about this?”……  I keep turning to the confessions of our church to help me get through, to keep me praying, to remind me that I need to do more than pray, help me still believe… in God… in Jesus… in the Spirit.

The confessions of our church were written through generations of people who struggled with these same kinds of questions, and came up with the same kinds of lacking answers…. except one….

In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.

I don’t know the answers, but I know the One who does.  And so, I choose to put my trust in that One, triune God, to whom I belong, in life and in death.

I’m praying for peace…. and life.

Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde

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