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August Message from the Pastor
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I love the words of Jesus Christ as recorded in John 14:1.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust God and trust also in Me.”
Earlier in the Gospel, John tells about Jesus’ encounter with the lame man lying by the pool of Bethesda. Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be healed.
He replied, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” According to legend, the first one in the pool after the waters were stirred would be healed.
“Arise,” said Jesus, “take up your bed and walk.” (John 5:8)
How interesting that the word the lame man used to describe the stirred up water is the very same word that Jesus used when He said, “Let not your hearts be troubled.” (John 14:1)
Just as troubled waters are stirred up waters, so the troubled heart is the stirred up heart.
When you are stirred up inside, when something is bothering you, worrying you, then remember John 14:1!
Pray, “O Lord, my heart is stirred up within me. I consciously transfer my trust to Jesus Christ who is my confidence and peace.”
Jesus Christ is the bridge over trouble waters. He is comfort for the troubled heart.
“Let not your heart be troubled. Trust God and trust also in Me.” -- Jesus
Many, Many Blessings,