Happy New Year's Eve!
Happy New Year! Wait - it’s 2022?! How did that happen! Seems like yesterday we were all freaked out about Y2K!
It’s easy for us all to relate more and more to Rip Van Winkle. Remember him? He’s the guy in the story that fell asleep for 20 years and woke up to a totally different world. Well, we might not have been literally asleep for years, but 2022 will likely be different than years past. For example, children born in 2006 will be driving, kids born in 2004 will be voting, and if you were born in the 1950’s you will be eligible to retire soon!
In 2022, there will be likely higher prices. Inflation is real and it’s here! Since it’s an election year, there will likely be a lot of political ads, name calling, and polarization. There will likely be plenty of things to distract us and, if we are not careful, divide us. So my prayer for our church as move into 2022 is simple; it’s easy to remember the “address” as it’s Philippians 2:2 (’22- get it?!): Paul says to “make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” Let’s keep the main thing the main thing as we continue to “Glorify God and make disciples by living out the Gospel together!”
I encourage you to read (and memorize) the entirety of Philippians 2 today. It’s the best way I know of to keep Jesus the main thing!
Blessings In Christ,