Pastor’s Thoughts

Rev. Vangie Chavez

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s love endures forever! (Ps. 118:1)

I was in my office the other day, doing some prayer meditation and I was focused on how blessed I am at this time in my life. Thanking God for the blessings, and for molding me and making me into the person that I am today. I feel really blessed.

Don’t get me wrong….in my life, there have been many challenges, many ups and downs. Sometimes, it hasn’t been easy.  I’ve experienced those mountain top highs of excitement and overwhelming joy, and I’ve experienced those deep valley lows where life was not fun, and I’ve experienced everything in-between.

I’ve traveled many roads and taken different paths that have led me to where I am today. Some right paths, some wrong roads, but all a part of my overall journey.

We’ve all been on those roads and paths, haven’t we?  Highs, lows, smooth roads, bumpy roads, right roads, wrong roads, and even dead-end roads!  And, we are here today because regardless of which road we were on, one thing is certain; God has never left us.  In fact, it is God who has walked with us each step of the way, bringing us to where we are today, molding and making us into the people that God created us to be.

Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s love endures forever!

 

A new year is upon us. With it comes an opportunity to make this year better than ever.  An opportunity to let go of those things that didn’t go the way we would’ve liked, and an opportunity to make changes to achieve those things that will make our lives better in the year ahead.

 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s love endures forever!”