Let’s Make A Change

We’ve just been through a very difficult time in our nation. Two sides have argued, criticized, and fought each other forgetting why they were placed in government. Our Constitution states that their role is to act for the people who elected them and not themselves. As of this evening they have agreed to have the nation be re-opened, but only for enough time to have it happen all over again.

The sad part in all of this is that many times we act just like them! We place our own desires over the things that are for the good of others. We sometimes are willing to step on people with our words and actions not caring if we are hurting them or not. Why do we do this? Do we have the given right to do it, or are we trying to cover our own insecurities. Max Lucado, in his book, “You’ll Get Through This” made the statement that, “hurt people hurt people!”

God loves each of us even though we go against His Will. He proved that as He willingly sent His one and only Son to suffer and die in our place. His desire for us is that we hold true to His Word and live lives of love toward everyone around us. By doing this, we would follow Jesus’ example and put others before ourselves.

If we would do that, the world would be a different place. Harmony would take the place of hate, caring would take the place of self-pride, and sharing would take the place of greed. May we take the bold step to live lives that give God glory and share love and respect with everyone we meet. God can help make even the difficult and negative situations in our life turn out for our good.

May we be open to His guiding and live as His renewed people.

 

Originally Published October 17, 2013

Posted: July 9, 2017 / Categories: Featured Post, Pastor's Blog
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4 Responses to Let’s Make A Change

  • Sally Martin says:

    Hi to one and all. My name is Sally Martin. My husband is Rick. We have been married 33 years. We have 2 grown children Stephanie. She is married with 2 small boys. Craig Martin. His family lives in Redding.
    My husband doesn’t go to church. Still praying for him.
    One thing I couldn’t find was the time the service starts. Please let me know.
    God Bless.

    • shepherdofthesierralutheran says:

      Sally, you can find times at the top of the main page. Service is Sundays at 9:30am.

  • Susan Holmquist says:

    What Synod is your church affiliated with? Are you Missouri, ELCA or another?