Pastor’s Note – November 22, 2018

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬ ‭

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today holds many traditions and new adventures. For my family, it will include enjoying the gift of togetherness, delighting in some delicious food, and completing a Turkey Trot as a family event. Whatever your traditions, or new endeavors you take up, we are reminded that this day, at its heart, is set aside to give thanks to God.

The text from Corinthians speaks to us on this day of celebration. It says to us that when times are tough, when hope looks lost – that God is more than watching out for us, that Christ has gone to battle for us, and in Him we experience victory. 

As a dear saint of Schweitzer said to me recently, “I saw God, and it’s going to be good.” The IT she spoke of was the future, her future, and the future of so many who look to God. God is faithful to lead God’s people in ways that are good, true, beautiful, and victorious.

The Scriptures display where God’s victory has been at work in the past. When we tell stories of our own, we can recount those moments when God’s victory has been at work in our lives. It’s in recounting God’s presence, God’s provision, God’s power, that we break out in Thanksgiving.

Let me encourage you to share some stories of this past year of how God has shown up in your life.
Rejoice together in God’s victory!
Be Glad!

Much love to you! Looking forward to Sunday when we worship with fresh stories and songs of God’s goodness!