Dear Friends in Christ,
The old has passed away, the new has come. January has that great feeling of a fresh start and new uncharted adventure. It makes me think of the wonderful words of Hebrews 12:1 -3:
“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
This new year will have joy in it and it will have sorrow in it. There will be victories and there will be defeats. That is the way life is. The wonderful news is that Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, goes before us and makes a way for us. He has Kingdom plans and purposes for each one of us. He invites us to join Him on a grand adventure. Yes, there will be perils. Yes, there will be hardship. But with Christ we can face all things, and be more than conquerors. We are each being called to run the race. Enjoy it! Run it with confidence, for truly greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. The word of the Lord is true. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Don’t worry or be anxious, for nothing is able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 31-39).
Have a fabulous 2011 running the race. Runners to your mark, get set, GO!!!
With our eyes on Jesus,Pastor Fred
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