Thought for the Day: Early in the pandemic, I referenced these words in both a sermon and some devotionals. Today, I feel a I need to return to them with a renewed passion. I might be a bit overly concerned, but as a congregation that has experienced immense upheaval and grief in the last 4+ years, it is important for us to remain committed to our real task – to keep our eyes fixed upon our vision of Putting Love First In All Things. Maybe the need to return to these words came from the unexpected move from the Centrum to the Forum for this Sunday’s worship (and a few more to come) or just the constant pull between moving forward while needing to pause. As the Sr. Minister of Cypress Creek Christian Church, it is my job to be excited about the future of our church, but I do not need to use my best acting skills to express my excitement. There is a harvest of love and transformed lives in our future, in part, because of the unique mission and gifts that are Cypress Creek Christian Church. Yet in the midst of the little setbacks, like being fenced out of the Centrum, I need to return to Paul’s testimony, the reminder of why we don’t grow weary or get distracted in the frivolous stuff.
Prayer: May your Spirit, Holy One, keep us ever so vigilant when it comes to the vision and mission you have put before this church. It is so easy to get lost in the unexpected that continues to make an appearance along our path, yet we look to you for perseverance as we move in the direction of faithfulness. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge