Phillipians 4.7 (CEB)
Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
Life has a tendency to not stay the same. And I say that lightly because really life changes all the time. Most of the time it has a sense of losing control which for many really frightens us. Why? Because when we lose control, we lose a sense of whom and what we are. This identity that we know through our current life experiences, education, and circumstances moves quickly to something else as new things happens and it leaves our heads spinning as we strive to play catch up and reorganize around the new present.
As children of God, we know that we are not alone in this. God is ever present. Even as we feel what we are to feel: joy, grief, heartache, or hope, we know that God too is sharing those feelings with us. Like a good friends who sits with us as we make sense of the changes. We also know that through our Christian community, shaped by our togetherness, our burdens and joys are shared by the people being friends, family, and companions in this life.
LPCC is a wonderful Christian community that seeks to share God’s love with and to one another. We give ourselves to God and one another in real and tangible ways. So in the ever-changing world of life and faith, it is together, trusting in God, to lead us so that we will find a peace that as the scriptures promise, surpasses all understanding with joy that permeates all parts of our lives.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church