Pastor’s Note – December 27, 2018

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

There’s always more…

Scripture…Luke 2:45-48…”When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.  Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.  His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”

Three years ago I was privileged to journey on a second pilgrimage with Roxanne and new friends who were seeking Jesus, seeking fresh revelations. On the Camino de Santiago, Jesus did reveal himself in people from all over the world who were searching too.

Jesus came in a manger to live with us for a lifetime.And, yet, at times even his parents searched for him. Jesus continued, continues, to reveal himself in ways that could be understood and not. As parents, as people on a journey in life we search. Jesus is in the questions and answers. He is in the listening and asking.

Jesus has arrived, and in this last week of 2018, we gaze into a new year. Thanks be to God for Jesus the Christ. Let’s keep seeking and searching, he has new revelations for us. Let’s continue to be amazed.

In practical terms, we have new classes, experiences beginning soon. I encourage us to walk along the road with others, sit and listen, ask questions in the Bible Made Simple or The Living Room experience. Even the wisest people continue to seek Jesus. There is always more to come as we see Jesus fully engaged in his mission with us!

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?  We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2

With love for the journey,

Jim