I have been inspired by the compilation of a script that describes the story we want to repeat in the lives of people we meet as individuals and as a church. In summary, we desire to help people overcome fear and receive hope, similar to the heartbeat on David in Psalm 27: “The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? I remain confident (full of hope) of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” May this story be repeated in the lives of hundreds of people we meet and reach this year.
New Harvest Story Line — “You were created for connection: connection to Christ and a community of his followers. But fear gets in the way, which can make you feel hopeless. No one in a church should ever feel hopeless. We understand. We have experienced the same fear and failures. But we’ve accepted Christ’s invitation to live without fear and to open ourselves up to deep meaningful connections. When you open up and overcome fear, you can go from hopeless to hopeful and start living a life overflowing with joy, grace and compassion.
It is my prayer that this story will be your story! Happy New Year!