As I write this article we are in the midst of some very cold weather. This past week wind chill readings have been as low and minus 20 degrees. As I sit at my desk and write this article it is a perfect 72 degrees in our home. My heart and my mind turn to those who do not have heat or adequate food for themselves and often for children. In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me. The people questioned Jesus and his reply was “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters you did it to me.’
I am thankful, grateful, and humbled (and yes, proud) of the way you have cared for those in need. This congregation, that is not large in numbers, compared to some other congregations in this town has a huge collective servant’s heart. You continue to look for new opportunities to serve God’s children. I believe Jesus would say, “Well done good and faithful servants.” I would say it’s an honor to be your pastor.