What will you do?

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Our US Election day is over.   So what will be our path tomorow?  John 15: 12-13 (NRSV) is very clear:  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jesus speaking).

The world is watching and waiting.  Will we lead by reaching out to those with so much less…like the children of Africa and Indonesia?  Will we continue to think only of our own frustrations and desire to have more?  Will we go the extra mile to help a neighbor in need?  Will we spend more money this Christmas to get the things we believe we deserve, just because?

The LORD has put this burden on my heart to be a voice for those who have no voice…WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?  The Scriptures are full of God examples of how we are to live.  The strongest verse that speaks to me at this time is Luke 12: 48b  “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (NIV)

I invite you, the reader, to reflect on how you relate to God.  What is your heart’s desire?  Does this desire match with what God reveals through the Scriptures?   If you truly want to know more about God…then seek the LORD in through prayer, reading the Bible, fellowshipping with other believers, worshiping God in community, and participating in Sacraments…these are the “means of grace.”  The way God reveals and speaks to our hearts.  Obedience to doing things God’s way, will give a net result of peace and deeper faith.

The Eureka Church is on a journey to grow in faith as it reaches out to its neighbors near and far.  We are a family-friendly church.  All are welcomed to come and worship as we grow together, learning what it means to live as Christ admonished:  To do all the good we can do, to do no harm/avoiding evil, and keeping in love with God (Creator, Redeemer & Sustainer)!

                     Pastor Anita Genrich

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