Readings: Jeremiah 24:1-7, Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 22:34-40
Psst, I have secrets to tell you! Can you imagine how many things we have to keep confidential in a church office? I just can’t stand it today though, I need to share some questions I’ve heard this week, each from a different faithful person. “Can I be baptized?” (Yes, oh yes!) “Who knows what God has in store for us?” (Miracles maybe!) “Do you think it’s a true miracle?” (Absolutely!) “He’s a good Christian man and he makes her happy. What more can we ask?” (Nothing but God’s abundant blessings!) “Who knew God would bless me with such inspiration at my age?!” (God knew and delights to delight us!) “Did you know your school has been the perfect fit for our children?” (Great news!) “Do you have any idea how excited I am that my children are going to become members at Shepherd?” (Oh, I have a good idea, my friend.) “Thank you for sharing…I often asked myself, Did I make an impact on anyone at Shepherd for all those years?” (Yes you did, sweet Althea; the Thursday Morning Bible Study ladies recall your wisdom and faith-building love so often.) And I heard this from staff members and church members alike in response to various situations, “How can we help?” Martin Luther said, "Oh faith is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, so that it is impossible for it not to be constantly doing what is good.” Well said, Martin. Faith is living, busy, active and so mighty here among our members and friends at Shepherd. I’m thanking the Lord for stirring your faith to ‘be constantly doing what is good.’ It’s not a secret, faith is a mighty thing! God bless you with even more active and mighty faith as you serve Him.