Remember when they said ‘two weeks’ and, all this would be over. The other day, I remember saying that 2020 has been both the longest year and the shortest year, all at the same time, and it’s only half done. With new government orders and mandates and people seemingly ignoring them or publicly declaring that they will not follow them, we find ourselves confused and exhausted from trying to figure out what we should do.
The Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, knows exactly what we should do, and it isn’t anything that tries to motivate us through some kind of law or even through a set of recommendations, but rather the Good News motivates us through the Gospel - encouraging us to love one another, even as Christ first loved us.
The last several weeks, we have been privileged to read through the Scriptures and see just how God is in control of all this. Whether He is offering rest and an easy yoke to bear, offering to not only carry our heavy bucket, but to also carry us; or this week, we will see how the Word of God is all powerful; we know that God is in control and that He has a plan in all of this. That plan will not harm us but give us a hope and a future.
Take a deep breath, and remember to.....
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