Good morning to all of you from campsite #20 at Bunker Hills Regional Park in Anoka County. It has been a great day so far that began with early morning coffee followed by a buttermilk pancake breakfast. Once we finished washing the dishes we went for a 5k walk around the park that was absolutely spectacular. For me it doesn’t get much better than experiencing God’s creation with Barb – that is the good life!
You may or may not be aware that this park is about 1 mile as the crow flies from where I grew up. The area has changed greatly in some ways but in others it takes me right back to being a kid again. I regale Barb with story after story of things that happened in “that house” or “that field” or on “that farm”. It is so fun to remember and to enjoy once again the blessings of my childhood. [In our newsletter, The View, you can see] some pictures we took very near our campsite of a typical field I played in as a little boy. These fields would go on mile after mile and would lead to one adventure after another. On our walk this morning, I learned that the proper name for the fields of my childhood is “Oak Savanna” and I think that is a pretty good descriptor. With that in mind, from now on I will use the fancy name since I am such a fancy guy.
As I consider our theme for Sunday’s questions from Jesus regarding His Lordship, I am reminded that He is the Lord of all my days; by “all” I mean every single one. Each of those fun days I romped and ran through all those Oak Savannas, my teen years finding my way or maybe losing my way at times at Roosevelt Jr. High, chasing stuff that didn’t deliver much as I got older, having a family and now going through life with you at Oak Hill, Jesus has been Lord.
I don’t make Jesus Lord or keep Him from becoming Lord – He just is! The question for each of us today is: Are we aware of His lordship and are we enjoying His reign in our lives? Jesus is the Lord of all and by definition that also means YOU – so will you confess Him as Lord or fight an ultimately losing battle against His Kingdom’s expansion?
Jesus is Lord!
Pastor Nick Mundis