Monthly Archives: June 2016

God Construction Season

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true. Revelation 21:5

Minnesota has two seasons: winter and road construction! We are currently in road construction season. 🙂 During this season I usually dread seeing the yellow diamond signs that say “Road Work Ahead.” They mean I’m going to have to slow down and perhaps take a new route. It can even cause me to be afraid. Afraid of what I will see and how this work is going to effect me.

God-at-Work SignIn our churches, we are not in road construction season. We are in God Construction season. God is working. Instead of moaning that we need to slow down, let’s rejoice that God is creating a new work in our lives and communities. Let’s praise him that we get to be a part of it. Yes, it may even mean we have to take a new route. The result is worth it! We are invited to see God at work. Not only that, we are invited to be a part of this work! This was made clear to me in a new way when I received a phone call today.

Dei Lutheran church in Tomah, WI, recently reached out to Crossroads through an online LCMC resource called “Churches Connect.” Pastor Dave Dahl saw one of our gifts as community outreach and wanted to seek our help. His community is experiencing a large influx of drug abuse along with the many other difficulties that accompany it. Many churches in their area have tried and failed to reach this need. I want to invite us to pray for this congregation. Let us call on God to open eyes and fervently seek God’s guidance in their community. Let us pray for Christ’s healing in Tomah and the Holy Spirit to renew their hope. Finally, let us pray that any walls would be torn down and Tomah’s churches would serve God together in this need. (On a side note: I also shared with them our new step of faith in offering Kids 4 Christ Child Care. They will be keeping us in their prayers as well!) We are being invited to be a part of what God is doing in that community as well as in our own.

Yes, we are in God Construction season. God is doing a new and exciting work in our congregations, communities, our nation, and our world. There is no need to fear. I, for one, can’t wait to see what God is creating and be a part of it!

A Work in Progress,

Pastor Sarah

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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