Pastor's Article Jan. 14, 2024

~ Pastor’s Weekly Article ~
The lady must have been desperate. She decided to write a letter to Dear Abby. Her letter read: Dear Abby, I am 44 and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. She signed her name “Rose.” Abby replied: Dear Rose, So would I.
There’s more truth to Abby’s answer than her typical pithiness conveys. “So would I,” meaning that perfect people are not easy to come by. I think that you and I can relate to that. At some level we know that perfection eludes us. What perfection? Why even the simple thing that Rose asked for, having no bad habits, eludes us. And yet we seek that in others.
Sometimes we are desperate because what we want is not reasonable. At other times we are desperate because what we really need eludes us. If you have a genuine need and cannot find a way to meet that need, it often leads to feelings of hopelessness, and hopelessness often leads to a humble willingness to seek help from one more able than you. If you have a real need, ask, seek, and knock - that is what the Lord told us to do. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Mt 7:7–8) As Christians it is sad to say, but sometimes desperation is what is required to motivate us to inspiration. Difficulty is often the catalyst that drives us to our knees and into the presence of all mighty God. Your trial may be a blessing in disguise.
Pastor, Rev. Wayne Marcus