Darin’s Doodles


Darin’s Doodles

Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is alive in all of us who trust and believe in God the Father, Creator of the world. It truly is amazing the work and power of God in our lives. On April 30 in Bennet, Nebraska the high temperature was 43 degrees with wind and rain, eight days later on May 8 it was 93 degrees.  Other places in Nebraska had some significant snow fall that last day of April also.  What happens to each of us is very similar, as God works in all over lives.  What we may consider being confusing or difficult, could be exactly what God has in store for us.  And then the next moment when we think we have complete control and clarity in a situation, something changes drastically.  The weather in Nebraska is so often like riding a roller coaster, you just aren’t sure what is coming next, or you may think you do but it’s a lot different than what you were expecting.  Following what God wants us to do is the same.  We trust God, but not always sure what’s going to happen or coming next.  However, if we have our full trust and faith in God, whatever happens God will be with us because he sent Jesus Christ to earth because he loves us that much.  He sent the only example that we ever need in how to live our lives.  How Jesus interacted, taught, and cared for others is the way we all need to today.  Jesus wasn’t going around and saying, I don’t like that, I don’t like how you’re dressed or your hairstyle.  He loved those around him, even if some didn’t love him.  This is what we do or are supposed to do as Christians.  No matter if it’s pouring rain and cold or sweltering hot, we are to care and love others.  Who would you want sitting next to you during Sunday worship?  Has something happened to you that you feel like a storm has hit you so you avoid church altogether?  The area around Bennet knows full well what it’s like to be hit by a storm, but what did you, the people here after the storms hit, did you run and hid or go out and help those who were hurt and had damage?  Let’s trust God in all that life brings us, the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between; today and every day.

In spirit, Rev. Darin