May 15, 2019

Another beautiful day in Northwest Ohio.  As the Sun was starting to make its way over the horizon, and the light streaks of daylight began to illuminate the eastern sky, the wind was not blowing, it was still and simply beautiful.  The birds were singing a song that seemed to say it’s an awesome day!  I have to ask myself, what makes a day awesome? Is it the weather? Is it when I get to do things I really enjoy? Is it when I know am going to have a meal I like? Is it when I have a workout that I really enjoy or the exercise that I like?  Is it spending time with God in prayer and reading? Is it when I get to spend time with people that are close to me?  Spending time with family? What makes a day beautiful to me? To you?  Think about that for a little. 

Scripture says this in Psalms 19;

 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

2 Day after day they pour forth speech;

    night after night they reveal knowledge.

3 They have no speech, they use no words;

    no sound is heard from them.

4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,

    their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

6 It rises at one end of the heavens

    and makes its circuit to the other;

    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

 For me, a perfect day encompasses many things. But mostly, time with God and things that allow me to see my friend(s) and family.  Thanks to so many of you who have poured into my life. You have brightened my day! You have given me words of encouragement when I needed it most. You have lived life with me through thick and thin. You do make a difference!!! Love you!

 This past week we looked at Matthew 1 and talked about mothers that make a difference. We talked about how each of us make a difference. Most of all we were reminded that Christ has redeemed us. It is not by anything that we have done or said, but He has Redeemed us! Satan wants to tear us from God’s hand, but he is not able to take us from God! Praise the Lord for redemption.

 This coming Sunday we will be looking at several passages. You can read Romans 12:1-8 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18. We are going to be talking about how we can make a difference in the lives of people around us.  In the way we treat them, in how we talk to them, in the words we use and the words we don’t use.

 I hope you really enjoy your day! Make the most of every opportunity.  But don’t wait for someone to make it good or not. You can decide now if you will have a good day! You are awesome! You were made in the image of God to do good works!  May he bless you abundantly!

 Blessings!

  Pastor Glenn

North Clinton Church