Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Now comes the hard work of reconstruction, rebuilding and reconciliation.
The crisis stage has passed, and while some families are still separated and others are in deep grief, many are returning to the place they called home and are asking: “what now.”
It will be all too easy for us to move on in our lives, trying to get back to normal without asking the same question.
We usually work hard to gain some normalcy in our lives. ...To have safety and security for us and for our family.
But the world has changed.
Just as it did on 9/11, our lives are now different, and we are called to examine our priorities, our hopes and our dreams.
Will God have a place in our considerations?
Will we invite Jesus into our hearts in a new and powerful way?
Before it gets to hectic again with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, take time to sit and pause and put your life in perspective, evaluate where you are and where you want to go...
Your life can change and you have been given the power of God to make it change. Are you ready to do that? Are you willing to let God open you up to new possibilities?
Jesus has made it possible for us to engage the loving heart of God and make a difference in our lives.
It takes hard work, but it is the time of reconstruction, rebuilding and reconciliation with God for all of us.
Let’s make a difference and help the world God wants to see come into being.
Let's allow Christ to be at work in our lives, in our families and in the world around us.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Terry Van Hook