Pastor’s Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, January 20, 2020 

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us be truly glad that our nation will witness a peaceful transfer of power in Washington, D.C., as one administration ends and a new one begins.  Let us pray that the desire for vengeance against those with whom there is disagreement, often and loudly expressed by partisans on both sides of the political divide, be replaced with a desire for peace, dialog, and principled compromise.  Let us ask God’s guidance and wisdom be imparted to all in positions of leadership, nationally, state-wide, and locally.  Let us strive to remember that, in spite of our differences, we are all children of God; that we all have inherent worth, and that we all have been called into service in one form or another.

There can be no doubt that we are living through challenging times.  There can be no doubt that fear is rampant across the country; fear of COVID-19, fear of political changes with which we may vehemently disagree, and most tragic of all, fear of one another.  Yet we have not been given a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment (2 Timothy 1:7); this spirit is not of the world, but it is of God Almighty, who gifted us with his Holy Spirit.  Let us join together, starting right now, to work towards those goals we hold in common, to respectfully and peacefully seek compromise on those goals about which we disagree, and to live into the fullness of our lives guided by the Holy Spirit, strengthened by the love of God, and filled with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In Christ,

Karen and Greg

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,
but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 

2 Timothy 1:7

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Wishing you joy and peace in your day!  Remember, God’s got this.

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