Let it Snow!

Dear servants of the Lord,

God’s Word declares,

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:9-11

I don’t know if you have heard yet, but we are expected to get a little snow this weekend.  If we read Isaiah right, we know that snow has a purpose–to make all things grow.  This weekend God’s Word meets snow in an opportunity to grow.  The Word guides us to love and serve our neighbor–even as we have first been loved and served by our Lord, and with all this snow, there will be numerous opportunities to serve others.  I encourage you to look for those ways you can bless others this weekend.  Check in with your neighbors and help them to shovel (or snowblow) their driveways or sidewalks.  Call those who might need a phone call for company. Check in on the seniors or elderly or handicapped.  Let the love of Christ shine in you for all to see.  This is the type of fruit that the Word was sent forth to bring.  What a joy to serve our neighbors and build relationships with them!

Our snow policy is on the website here.  We will make a decision  around 7 p.m. Saturday night to clarify our course for Sunday morning’s worship and Sunday School.  That will be posted on our website and Facebook pages and on WTOP.  Above all, we want to be faithful to God while exercising safety precautions.

Isaiah continues:

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

If what the meteorologists are saying comes to pass, watch nature bend beneath our Almighty God this weekend, and remember the power of creation cannot compare to the power of God’s grace contained in the man who hung on a cross to forgive us, make us whole, and give us joy as the scarlet stain of sin is washed and made white as snow.

In the joy of Jesus,

Pastor Peter

 

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