Church means being one. It means coming together, no matter what our dislikes are, what we may think is right or wrong, this or that but serving one God and making a difference for what He wanted for us. To come together as different people and become one with God is what church means to me.
After tonight’s Wednesday service, I am thankful to be a part of this church. I mentioned that during service and I’ll mention it again. I always look forward to hanging out with the church peeps and just see how everyone is. I enjoy listening to my pastor’s sermons, because it shows meaning, and it leaves you thinking. If its one thing that I wont get tired of, its actually going to church to spend an hour or even just five minutes with people that I honestly consider to be my family.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church in my definition is: Home.
I have witnessed numerous baptisms in my life but the strangest thing happened on Sunday — If that baptism ceremony had been in the church I don’t know if it would have had the same effect on me. The poignant moment for me was when Savitri’s husband was asked if he desired to be baptized, and with a sincere voice he replied “I do.”
Tears ran down my cheeks as I remembered Jesus words to the thief hanging on the cross. “Today you shall be with me in paradise.” It was at that precise moment on Sunday when I knew that love, forgiveness and grace transcends all human understanding. The angels in heaven were rejoicing on Sunday. Savitri’s husband has a brand new start.
God is always there with love, forgiveness and grace.
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