“Released to Dream”
By now many of us know that we are building again! “Building what?” That depends on what God wants to do with us! I do think it’s safe to say that many of us, all of us, are looking to the present and the future with a lot of promise and hope. Indeed, there lies before us another step along this path to the future! God is ready and waiting to take us along, but are we ready?
I have noticed in my reading of the prophet Jeremiah that his promise for the future, and the return of the exiles, and the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3) had to be precluded by the exiles being released from bondage in Babylon. Some people had already returned to Jerusalem, but there were still many more that needed to come “home” to the land God gave them. All of them were “released to dream,” I think.
So if we are building again, what’s next? It’s my firm belief that there are many of us who need to be released from something before we can build again, before God can bring about the restoration God desires for us. Perhaps it’s the grief we are experiencing because of a significant loss in our life. Or maybe it’s the fear of an uncertain future, or perhaps it’s a resistance to change- I don’t know. I do know, however, that if you and I are willing- indeed honest and willing- God will release us in time to look ahead, to dream, to re-imagine, and to accept his promise and power as, together, we build again!
Worship Sunday at 10.00 AM
If you're seeking a Traditional worship experience, this service is designed for you. Each week worship includes traditional hymns, prayer throughout, shared wisdom from the kids before they go off to Children's Church, and a word from Pastor Mike. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.
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