Pastor Jon Dunbar: "Resurrection Suffering"
On this Good Shepherd Sunday, Peter describes the Christian's journey through this life as a kind of pilgrimage. We need a guide for that journey and our Good Shepherd is the one who will lead us. One reality that we struggle to make sense of is the suffering that goes on in the world...and when it is encountered, we have to remember that suffering is an "example" that God provides us so that we remember Christ's suffering for our sins and dying on the cross. There will be times when we lose our way and we WILL sin- so we will suffer the consequences of our sins and continue following our Shepherd because he will lead, guide, and keep us in line until we are safely home with our Heavenly Father.
A Prayer to Let Things Go - Your Daily Prayer - December 5
Recently I had the rare treat of grabbing dinner with some of my closest girlfriends. We began discussing our upcoming holiday plans. Within minutes the topic of in-laws, family tension, and general dread over getting together with relatives in the upcoming weeks was brought up.
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