Darin’s Doodles


Darin’s Doodles

Have you melted yet? If you haven’t it’s very possible that it may happen this week as the forecasted temperatures for Bennet are to reach 100! Once again, God and Mother Nature have been doing some very interesting things. Just last week there were parts of Nebraska that were flooded because of up to nine inches of rain in less than 12 hours and some places even less time. As I write my doodle, the southern part of the country is trying to handle another hurricane and California and the east coast has been dealing with earthquakes.  There is always something happening somewhere, whether weather or something else.  All of our lives are impacted with things that happen directly to us but also far away.  What impact has or does God have on your life today, a week, a year, or years ago?  What impact does the church have on your life?  God gave us his one and only Son, Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior and through Christ’s life and work on earth the church was created.  The church was started by Jesus teaching, preaching, and surrounding his life with others that wanted to know God.  Jesus’ disciples were personally taught and influenced by him in order that God’s word and love could continue to be spread and shared.  From the New Testament we see all the different parts of Jesus’ life, but after the Gospels, we see Paul’s ministry, writing and interacting with new churches and believers.  God wants and needs all of us who believe and know to continue the ministry that Jesus started, the Disciples carried on, and that Paul continued making sure that it never died.  But, what is ministry and church today?  Over 2000 years it’s changed many ways.  Church and God are extremely important part in many people’s lives.  What about you?  Again, how has the church impacted you, or how have you impacted the church?  Our lives are exactly like the weather, there are changes, and around here can happen often and at times without much notice; but remember God’s love for you doesn’t.  Please never forget the chch, U R always a part of the family.       In spirit, Rev. Darin