Joy in God's World
With schedules getting back into the swing of things, we find ourselves getting busier and busier. Even with Covid rampaging around causing havoc and devastation, a major hurricane making a mess of property and lives, a military withdrawal that is causing all kinds of concern, as well as other local, state, and world events, we find that our God is using all of this to reassure us of His great desire to dwell with us.
Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” declares the Lord. Zechariah 2: 10 There are many different verses in the bible that talk about God’s great desire to dwell with us, His creation. I find extra comfort and strength from the above verse as it motivates me to want to seek out the Lord. I am to sing for Joy that the Lord is coming. I am to sing for Joy that He will dwell in the midst of me, as well as everyone else, and I am to be glad about it.
As my children gladfully sing out ‘Daddy’ when I come home from work, we are able to gladfully sing out our praises to our Lord, for He came for us, born on Christmas day to begin that long journey to the Cross. He rose on the third day so that He could once again come for us a second time to live with Him for an eternity.
We each live our lives in a time when the distractions of the world seem to be at their greatest. We are also living our lives with those same distractions, comforted to know that the God of heaven is not only dwelling with us, but is here doing life with us.
Sing for joy and be glad O Daughter of Zion for behold I Am coming and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord. Zechariah 2:10
If you are local to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, I invite you to come and worship with us each Sunday, but if you are a bit farther away, please join us with our on-line worship service.In Christ,
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Jesus invites us to come to Him with our burdens and the weariness of life. He also invites us to come and celebrate His forgiveness and love. So too, His people at Bethlehem welcome you to join us in coming to Jesus and rejoicing in His love. We are glad you are visiting our website today. Our sincere prayer is that the service provided at Bethlehem would build you up in Jesus. We also pray that you would enjoy friendship in Christ among us. If you have any questions about our services or anything else here at Bethlehem, please contact us. If you have any questions about the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and for what we stand, please let us know.
For those who do not have a church home, we invite you to consider Bethlehem. We have adult information classes, starting as needed. We have an excellent Sunday School and Youth Program. We have men's and women's groups and activities for people of all ages. Come and join us in following the invitation of Jesus.
The Congregation of Bethlehem, Wm. Penn, TX