Did you really think it was time to put the shovels away? C’mon, it is February and we live in Minnesota. There are things that are almost always true like snow and cold for us this time of the year. It just is the way it is! Then there are things that are always…and I mean always.
This week we look at Acts 16 in general and verses 6-10 specifically. This passage is often referred to as the Macedonian Call. It is about bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people that need to hear. It is about the Church being the Church, and it is an invitation for us at Oak Hill to make sure that we always are about the main thing. There is a continual temptation to take our focus off what is the main thing. Remember, lots of “good things” will ultimately take us away from what is best. Whenever and wherever this happens, congregations will always begin to drift, losing God’s blessing and His power.
There is an intended confidence and clarity that is a gift from God when we are living as a group in unity as we follow our Savior. He wants us time and time again to humbly and thankfully come to the unchanging main thing – Jesus! It doesn’t matter if a congregation is made up of 6 or 6,000; it makes no difference if there is a cathedral to gather in or a tree to gather under; it doesn’t matter if there is an eloquent speaker or a world class band – it is all about God gathering His people around the things that never change. All the rest of it is just the context for God to be God and for us to bask in being His people.
Often, I am reminded of the unchanging beauty and truth of our God as He reveals Himself in His creation. He is absolutely dependable and perfectly knows what is best for us! I thought I would share a bit of this reminder with you that I was able to enjoy this past week with Barb through a couple pictures below. May we be as confident in God’s eternal main thing as we are that the sun will rise in the east and it will set in the west.
Connecting Lives in Grace and Truth,
Pastor Nick Mundis