Ride On, In Us, Sweet Jesus
From Rev Dr Tom Nibbe
Grace and peace to you! Amen! So glad to be able to communicate with you on this occasion as your pastor when we can get together on the internet and give praise and share hope through the blessing of post-modern technology.
Join me with this short prayer: Dear King Jesus, take control of my life and rule in my heart. Forgive me all my sins. Cleanse me and make me whole. Bring me from darkness into light. Keep those I love and all others safe from harm. Amen!
The Old Testament lesson provides encouragement for those of us, who need to know the Lord has our back, Isaiah 50:7, "Because the Sovereign Lord helps me I will not be disgraced." He is our king, the ruler of our hearts. Great assurance for you and me! As His subject, since my King says it, I will proceed as a normal human being to be "imperfect" and "extraordinary" for His purpose...remembering...all saints have a past and all sinners have a future. This implies that even though we do not always act the way the Lord would want us to, He will make "a way" for us to find joy in Him and succeed in Him. One day when we stand before the Lord, looking upon the "Face of God", He will look upon each of us viewing the face of His Son, Jesus, and say, "Well done my good and faithful servant!" In the meanwhile, living fully day by day, we will gladly receive what comes my way: even in the midst of pandemic, we will be healed and made whole.
Trust in the Lord in these days, Pastor Tom