Sunday March 13
OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD! - Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Yes, our God is an awesome God. Think through the stories in the Old Testament. Think through the life and ministry of Jesus. Think through His living, suffering, dying, resurrection and ascension. Think through His mercy and grace. Think through the forgiveness, life and salvation that is already ours through faith in Christ.
As we think through these things, we remember whose we are and what awaits us in heaven - our heads and our hearts will be filled with the right stuff. And, when we are weak, the Holy Spirit will make us strong. We will be built up to handle plenty and want, as St. Paul says: “I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content...and I press on.....”
Day by day, and night by night, we can rest securely knowing that our God is an awesome God who reigns over all, and that He loves us with an everlasting love.
During this season of Lent help us to remember Your awesome love shown on Calvary and rest comfortably in Your grace.
(Read Philippians, especially 4:4-13)
Rev. Layton L. Lemke, Emeritus - Former board member and volunteer - NYA Minnesota