From the Pastor's Desk

Symphony of Grace

  • Posted on: 15 January 2006
  • By: Chris Strevel

Life has many seasons. There are periods of great exertion, full of youthful vigor, dreams, and goals. Great responsibilities are eagerly accepted. In the parenting years, children’s needs dominate: discipline, education, preparation to serve God and man. Mid-life work is undertaken with the realization that the years are passing quickly, strength not what it once was, the elder days coming. Each period is punctuated with seasons of joy and sadness, victory and defeat, weariness and strength, health and sickness.

Hidden Life

  • Posted on: 1 January 2006
  • By: Chris Strevel

Many wondrous realities are given to us through Jesus Christ: forgiveness of sins, peace with God, the indwelling Spirit with his gifts and graces, and a completed revelation. Yet the full glory of our salvation is hidden. The glories that lie ahead for the child of God are known dimly when revealed at all. And we often forget, forget that our earthly lives are of infinitesimal duration and experience in comparison to everlasting life, to what shall be. Absorption with the present life is thus unwise and ultimately frustrating.