Be Still and Know
Does anyone else feel like life is moving along a lot faster than it used to?? More technology makes life and communication more efficient which in turn makes life move faster! The problem is: it never seems to shut off. Consequently, we have families who very rarely sit down for dinner together, and if they do, everyone is on their phones. And parents who try to institute a “No Phone at the Table” rule are oftentimes met with “But, mooooooom! Daaaaad, you don’t understand!”
If any of you parents or grandparents can relate, I want to encourage you. KEEP doing it! It’s important to all of us adults and kids alike to unplug and stop from time to time. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Stillness is a spiritual discipline that is a rarity today. But, without it, the most important things that matter in life—family, health, relationships, and most importantly our relationship with God—get left behind.
Being still is what Lent is all about. Why do we meet every Wednesday for six weeks at church? “But, mooooom, we went to church on Sunday! Why do we have to go again?” Because we need time to “be still and know that He is God.” We need time away to remember, focus on, and thank Jesus for what He did to win for us adoption into God’s family and eternal life! Ash Wednesday is February 22. We hope that you will make plans to join us this Lenten season!
Pastor Ryan Clark
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