This year’s harvest has begun in earnest. As always, let’s pray for the farmers that are a part of our congregation and our community. We so appreciate the work that they do.
I’m reminded of the words of Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up,” (NIV). Harvest is hard work and it requires sticking with it. The same is true for our work for God’s Kingdom. It’s hard work, and sometimes we become weary. We can also become discouraged, but the promise is that if we don’t give up, the harvest will come. I want to encourage all of those who are a part of the North Danvers community to stick with it and not give up.
Next week’s sermon will be on Psalm 122 which begins: “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD,’” (Psalm 122:1, NIV). Every time I read these words it makes me wonder if we have the same excitement to worship God. Are we excited and rejoicing when we can worship God with our brothers and sisters in Christ?
God bless, Brian
Scriptures for Sunday:
Psalm 122—How would you describe what the psalmist is saying about worship here?
John 4:19-24—What do you think it means to “worship in the Spirit and in truth”?
Psalm 95—What does this psalm teach us about worshipping God?
Revelation 4—Why do you think the book of Revelation contains this image of worship?