Weekly Message from the Pastor - Nov. 24, 2017

November 24, 2017

Dear Friends,

I hope that your Thanksgiving was filled with joy. This Sunday we will recognize Christ the King Sunday. This is the last Sunday of the Church’s year. We are used to claiming Jesus Christ as our savior, who though grace, rescues us from sin and death. But the idea of Jesus Christ as King or Lord over our lives may not be as familiar to many us.

Saying Jesus Christ is Lord, means that we recognize Jesus’ claim over us and we seek to discern and follow his will. We place before him all parts of our lives - our heart, soul, mind, as well as our time, energy, and resources. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer and we utter the words, “Thy will be done…” we are acknowledging his Lordship over our lives and his call to the work of rescuing the least, the lost, and the lonely in this world.

Yet, Jesus is not some distant ruler, sitting on a far away throne –issuing edicts from afar. Rather, this King, out of great love for us, knows us intimately, loves us unconditionally, and walks with us on our journey every day. That is good news.

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. Please pray for people who do not have a church home, that they find Buckhall UMC to be welcoming community where they can encounter God’s grace.

Yours in Christ,

Linda