Dr. W's Reflections...

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          “Lord, send people to us and send us to people.” We’ve been praying this prayer together over the past two years. And, I hope you will confess with me–the Lord has answered our prayer time and time again. As we said a Sunday morning “Good-bye” to Charita and Jerome Howard, we were reminded once again of how good God has been to us...and of how God is working in, with, and through us to grow our church family. 

          During our class time this next Sunday, we will have our final futureFIRST conversation for the Fall as we will highlight the ideals and values of “Church Membership.” I invite all to come because this is a vital discussion for us as we agree upon certain expectations, responsibilities, and obligations associated with membership in a church family like ours. So, while you and I might miss a Sunday here or there over the next year, let’s remember that our bills and financial obligations do not miss a Sunday. By the way, if you missed the Congregational Meeting and would like a copy of our 2020 Church Budget, just contact me or the Church Office. 

          We have much for which to be thankful! We have been “blessed to be a blessing.” And so, let’s continue to pray: “Lord send people to us and send us to people.”


The Lord be with you,


Wyatt


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          SALT AND LIGHT (Matthew 5:13-16) 


          “You are the salt of the earth. ...You are the light of the world.”


          Jesus says that we, as his followers, are now to be the “salt of the earth” and “the light of the world.” But, what does this really mean? In other words, what did Jesus wish to convey with the use of these metaphors? 

          Well, more than anything, Jesus just wants us to be encouraged in knowing that we can now be his representatives in the world as we sprinkle some flavor, add some spice, and light up the darkness all around us. So, anytime you and I follow the ways of Jesus, embody his behaviors, and share his love with others, we can be the “salt” of the earth and the “light” of the world. Mother Teresa captured the meaning of “salt” and “light” with her own metaphor when she once said: “We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.”