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Upcoming Events
OCT

18

WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
OCT

22

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
Bible Search
Missed Snow Days and Life Lessons


Isaiah 1:18 -"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow"

Last Thursday night the weather channel app updated their forecast to say 3-5 inches of snow that night. I mentioned it to my wife who is a teacher and the kids overheard. From that moment on there was shouts of snows and squeals of joy as they anticipated the sure snow day that was coming on Friday. Even the 4 year old joined in the celebration and he doesn't have school.  The anticipation was wonderful until Friday morning. 

Friday morning came and there was nowhere near 3-5 inches of snow on the ground. In fact there was not even 3-5 flakes in the air. Squeals of joy turned into screams of horror. The busted forecast had turned our joy into weeping. It was a terrible scene. 

It was a scene that can be very much like life. Life can disappoint. Life can set you up and let you down. Life can cause weeping. We can as well. We can disappoint people, we can steal people's joy away. We as human beings can cause all sorts of horrific scenes. Why? Simply put our sinfulness. 

We make a mess of things because of our sin. We cause mourning because of our sin. Weeping happens because of sin and we disappoint people because of our sin. (Just as a side note if you read that and thought yep their sin sure has hurt me, read it again and realize your sin can cause all of this as well).  CS Lewis rightly said that "human history is the long story of mankind trying to find happiness in anything besides God."  That is the source of pain and disappointment. We make idols of ourselves and we sin in our idolatry. That sin causes disappointment, frustration and problems. Sometimes for ourselves, sometimes for others, most of the time for both. We can make a mess of things. 

Fortunately there is a Savior who can make things right. A Savior who Isaiah says "repairs, rebuilds, and restores."  I don't know about you but I so desperately need that with my faults and sins. I need a repairer and a rebuilder. I need someone who can restorer. Jesus can, in fact the truth is Jesus is the only one who can.  

Missed snow days lead to disappointment and life does as well on a much larger and frankly sadder scale. Thankfully we have a Savior who restores us and who can rebuild what sin has destroyed. A Savior who can take our sins and wash them as white as snow.  John Newton put it this way, "I am a great sinner but thankfully I have a great Savior."