We are a little more than a month away from the year’s most important celebration. In just a few weeks we will reflect on the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus – the moment that changed everything, that has brought us hope, the epicenter of the forgiveness of sins, and the moment God began to make all things new.
In our worship services this weekend (March 5), you’ll receive a small stone to carry with you for the next number of weeks. The stone can represent a worry, a stress, a fear, a prayer request, a need for healing, or anything else that burdens you. Let the small stone remind you to pray and to lift your requests to the Lord that He would heal you/others, restore you/others, and work a miracle in you or in those that you love.
I’m praying for a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit on each of you during this season. At our Good Friday service (April 7), you will have an opportunity to lay the stone at the foot of the cross. We will leave this burden at the feet of Jesus, knowing that He will continue to make all things new.
I am looking forward to worshipping Jesus with you as we journey toward Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. This Sunday, we will unpack the story of the healing of the crippled man found in John 5: 1-15. I would invite you to put yourself in this story and ask yourself the question: “What area in my life am I in need of God’s transforming grace?
Once again, I would ask for your prayers as I prepare for Sunday. In the exhortation of Pastor John, last week, may God fill you with His Spirit of Faith, Love, and Hope.