joy of eternal salvation through Christ's sacrifice that washed away our sins. In this new season of spring we need to plant faith into the world around us. Faith that God has a plan for each and every one of us. Faith, that through everything we endure, that God is with us. "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1.
A beautiful garden of flowers, fruit tree orchards, and veggies of all shapes, sizes, and color, can never grow from seeds without water. The seeds of faith can be watered with the knowledge and understanding of the bible. When we read the bible and teach worship songs to those around us, especially to children, we are watering their seeds of faith and allowing them to grow their roots in Christ. "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love." Ephesians 3:16-17
As the seasons, change I pray that we find change in our lives as well. May this be a season of strengthening our faith and finding ways to plant seeds of faith into the world around us so we can establish our roots in love and caring. I pray that we can grow in faith as a congregation so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
In His Name,