Read God’s Word (daily faith practice – 3/18/20)

Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church, Galena, OH

For today’s daily faith practice, I want to encourage you to read God’s Word.  A daily practice of reading God’s Word is a powerful way to grow in faith and build your relationship with God.  If you would like to join us for the Mark Bible Study on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7, we would love to have you.  We had a neat study tonight. 

With that, one Bible passage that is worthy of note as we read God’s Word is Mark 5:1-20.  This is where Jesus delivers a man of a legion of demons called Legion.  Crazy stuff.  As our Bible study lived with this passage, I asked the question… how do we apply this to our lives?  One person shared that if Jesus could love and deliver that man, then He could certainly love and deliver me.  Out of that, we see Jesus’ love and compassion for a man that no one else had any use for.  If Jesus loved even that man, then we understand that there is no one that Jesus does not love.  The question that then came to me is, “How do I love people in the way that Jesus did?”  How are you loving others… even those who seem unlovable?  During this time of this present crisis, living the love of Jesus can be a powerful thing for others and for ourselves.

Rural Chapel Family, I love you all!  Be at Peace.  God is with us.  Go and love those whom God has called you to love… and remember to wash your hands!

Blessings,

Pastor Craig

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