Pleasant Home UMC
Thursday, October 08, 2015
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October 4, 2015 'God's Love' Jonah 3:1-16

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From the Pastor’s Desk...
One of the ministries that I really enjoy is visiting
the homebound families. For those of you who
live a little too far for me to travel, please know that
you are always in my prayers. I hope one day, I will
be able to come and visit you. There are two reasons
why I am so passionate about this ministry.
Firstly, these homebound families have given their
gifts and talents for the life of the church at one
point in their lives. Secondly, they need to know
that the current generations appreciate the work
that they have done for the life of the church. As
the result, they feel appreciated and connected
once again to the life of the church.
The truth of the matter is that they really miss going
to church. A couple of times, I visited one of the
homebound families and I got there during her
lunch time. She was having her lunch with other
people at the table. At first I didn’t know what to do,
so I wanted to wait until the lunch was over to proceed.
However, some of her friends started talking
to me about church, family and life. So, I decided to
join in their conversations and then I ended up
serving communion to each one of them. Of
course, they told me that they have missed going
to church.
Frankly, there are people out there who need our
help. I assure you that you have something that
somebody needs. It may be a warm smile, a word
of encouragement and someone to share their joy
and concern. When I shared these simple acts of
kindness, God’s love manifested. It brought me incredible
blessings of joy and happiness. When we
give to others it is impossible not to be blessed.
God has given us these fruits of the Spirit to
share with others: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such
there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22) Those are the
gifts of God to share with others.