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A Note from the Pastor's Desk
Pastor Bob Stull
Senior Pastor,
Rev. Bob Stull
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            Probably one of the main things February brings to mind in Valentine’s Day.  We are encouraged to buy flowers, candy, cards, and plan romantic events.  Those things are not bad but I suggest they do not really get at the heart of love.  Jesus loves us.  We’ve heard that many times probably.  But how did he?  We immediately think of his death for us on the cross and we should.  But I recently thought about another important part.  It is Jesus’ promise to never leave us (Matthew 28:20).  He will always be there.  He will be there in our good times, our bad times, our struggling times, our times of failure, our times when we are at our best and when we are at our worst.  He will be there when we are happy and when we are sad.  He will be there when we feel close to God and the times when we feel far away.  He will be there in times we feel bored and times we are excited. He is with us in a crowd and he is with us when the crowd is gone. It is pretty easy to give someone a box of candy but to stick with them through thick and thin is another matter.  Jesus could have died, rose, and then said see you later.  He could have gone back to the Father in Heaven and said ‘hope you make it’.  He could have said I have put in my time here and am moving on.  But he did not. He commits to us with a loophole free promise.  I will be here.  That is love and there is no message in a card that can top that.

 

                                                                                    Bob

                                                                                   

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