IT’S TIME FOR GROWTH!
The month of May gets its name from Maia, the Greek goddess of Spring; new growth. The growth we see in nature this month is a result of the wind, rain and sun God sends to earth. We can enhance growth in plants and vegetables by feeding them with fertilizer.
What is true for the growth of plants is also true for the growth of faith. Our faith in Jesus is a result of the “wind”/Spirit of God, the waters of baptism and the light of the Son working in our hearts and lives. We can enhance the growth of our faith by feeding on the Word of God- -both in our private devotional life and our pub-lic life of worship.
Here is a small sample of the Word which will be read in worship this month. Consider this a snack to whet your appetite for more!
(Jesus said) 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:27-28)
(Jesus said) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:32)
5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Rev 5:5)
6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the begining and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. “ (Rev 21:6)
As you enjoy the new life that is growing all over our community, enjoy even more the new life of faith you have in Jesus Christ!
Pastor Mark R. Rhoads