This should be our creed.  It’s what the Lord wants for all of us.

Ephesians 4: 4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;One Lord, one faith, one baptism,One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

This lets us know how important all are to the church here and the church in heaven.  It’s the final word on truth and our responsibility to that truth.  There is one Word.  There is one source of truth and that is what is said in the Word of the Lord.  There is one cross.  One baptism.  One body—one church of Christ.

By meeting Christ as Savior we have the privilege to be in God’s church and live life with all its up’s and down’s and face it together as we lift each other up in prayer.  We’re assured God is with us as we trust in him.  Here we are in this life, in this age and time and the Lord is still here.  If God allows us more years together, one thing will be the same.  We’ll change in appearance.  Our situations will likely change.  God will not change.  If we walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, things will be all right.

I’m thankful to have been with you these years, going on two decades.  I hope to have more time with you.  On this pastor appreciation day, it’s a good time to reaffirm our commitment to each other as well and to our church.  Let’s do that today.  Let’s make it our creed.

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