I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in advance. I usually think about sending an email out to everyone the morning of Thanksgiving as I’m sitting there with my family in my pajamas watching the parade. (I’m sorry if that mental picture just scarred you for life.) I want you to know just how thankful I am for each of you. I know that sometimes the busy-ness of ministry can keep me from getting close to those I’m called to pastor, and I truly apologize for that. Regardless, I want everyone to understand that you mean so much to me that I don’t even think I could try to put just how much in words.
As I ponder this I am reminded of the Apostle Paul and his love for the churches in which he had a deep passion for, one in particular is the church of Colossae. In Colossians 1:3-6 Paul, with Timothy’s help, expresses his love for the church, and I want to use his words to express my love for you:
“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,” (Colossians 1:3–6, ESV)
This Scripture explains a lot, and in better words my love for everyone at LifePointe. I know Thanksgiving is a great time to express thankfulness, but I am thankful everyday for you! I can’t wait to see what God has in-store for us here at LifePointe and the people He brings our way. Thank you, and let someone know that you’re thankful for them!!
I LOVE MY CHURCH!!!