Friday, February 27, 2015

Pastor's Letter - February 27, 2015

Dear Friends,

I remember during my teen years, and into college, listening to comedy albums. (Yes, I am dating myself.) One of my favorite comedy “bits” was George Carlin talking about “stuff” and how we had too much stuff and the extraordinary things we do to acquire more stuff and then to maintain, store, and keep our stuff safe. We are full of stuff. Yet, while we are full, does that mean we are satisfied? If we say that “yes” we are satisfied, then why do we keep obtaining more? Why do we still hunger for more?

Jesus realizes the hungers in our lives. We hunger for food,  for attention, for power, for money, for possessions, and yet, rather than sate our appetites, these often  do not bring us satisfaction. In the midst of our hungering, Jesus says something extraordinary:  I AM the bread of life.  But unlike ordinary bread, that we can eat until we are full, but in a few hours are hungry again; Jesus offers us something, that when we take into our lives, we need never be hungry again. We will reflect more on this in worship this Sunday.

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. Please continue to pray for the mission of Buckhall UMC:  to make disciples of Jesus Christ, or as we learned in our recent planning session, we are “disciples making disciples.”

Yours in Christ,

PS – How are you observing this season of Lent?  How are you seeking to draw closer to Jesus Christ?