Words from the Pastor

Today marks that special day when all across the United States of America (And the day has been adopted by many other countries) people are celebrating their mothers. The 2nd Sunday of the month of May is a special day that was set aside in 1914 as Mother’s Day. It is a day in which mothers are celebrated for being just that, mothers, moms, mommies or whatever you call her. Each one of us feel that their mother is the very best and that no matter how old we get we can always count on our mother’s love. Some of us have lost our mothers but we can still remember the love that she showed us even when we weren’t deserving of it. I sure remember my mom showing me that type of love. Even when I was so underserving, she still loved me unconditionally. Kind of like God does to us every day. He shows us that unconditional love and forgives us our wrongs, just like momma.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is discipline, both with our moms and with our Heavenly Father. I mean by the time we reach the age when we should know better, and can legally be on our own, our moms quit whipping on us, but how many of you still get the look from your mom and know that it is time to straighten up? I know that Naomi can still give the look and the kids understand just exactly what she is saying with her eyes! And you know what? God has eyes also. He sees what we are doing and even more than mom, God knows our thoughts and our intentions. He knows when we lie, cheat or even think things that we shouldn’t. So, as we grow in Christ we should be more sensitive to His Spirit nudging us towards doing what is right because Gods “look” can be even more severe then moms!
Colossians 3:1-3 says, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” In other words, you aren’t the same as you were in the past. If you know Christ as your Savior you need to be seeking things in Gods Kingdom, not things on this earth. I am not saying that we need to quit our jobs and sit around and pray all the time! No, we need to go to work and share His love with our co-workers. We need to get involved in our community and show the love of Jesus there. We need to show His love in our homes, to our spouses and our children and our children’s children. We need to show our love in the same way our mothers show their love to us. Like Jesus does. Not based on what we do, but because we are the Kings kids!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Please let me know if you need anything. You pray for me and I’ll pray for you. Naomi and I love you all. -Pastor Steve