October 24, 2021

The Shepherd's Corner

Whenever I see myself in the mirror, I see that I am not that old.  However whenever I see myself in the pictures, I see that I am that old.  Initially I thought it must be Cun-Cun; she must not have done a good job taking my pictures.  But then I noticed, it’s consistent; it does not matter who took the shots, I look just as old. Yes, I look old because I am old, and with old age come physical infirmity.

As you know I am scheduled for my prostate removal surgery on Friday, October 29 but now it’s still up in the air whether it is still on.  My EKG test shows abnormality, requiring more tests. The doctor explained that my heart is not receiving enough blood flow, so he wants to give me more tests to make sure that I am fit for surgery. There is a possibility I have blockages in my arteries.  Well, if that’s the case I can only thank God for this early detection.  All is well.

Prophet Jeremiah’s prayer (10:23) reminds us that it is God who is in charge of our life, not we. Please listen, “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.” You see, knowing that we have little control over our life and that God is the One in control of our life should give us peace beyond measure. The reason is obvious: He does a better job directing our steps than we ever can. So, trust Him and follow Him to wherever He takes us.

For 41 years we, Christ’s spiritual body, have followed Him, head of our church. It does not matter who the pastors and the deacons are, we follow Christ.  In His mercy, He has faithfully directed our steps and out of His goodness, He has blessed His body.  We do not know what tomorrow will bring but we know who brings tomorrow.  So, today we give thanks to Christ, the head of our church, and once again we affirm our commitments to following His steps.  All is well.

Pastor Paul

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