Winter

Winter. The trees are bare, the grass is brown, it feels like the earth is dead all around us. In February, after seemingly unending weeks of extreme cold, it can seem like relief will never come. However, we know that it‘s only a few more weeks before spring is here, and new life will emerge from the darkness.

The season of Lent reminds us of the same change happening in our spiritual lives. We were all lost in sin and darkness, with no relief in sight. And on that Good Friday long ago, it looked like all was lost when Jesus Christ died on that cross. Then Easter came, and with it the good news of salvation! Christ arose, and conquered death once and for all.

As we look at the cold and darkness all around us at the end of the winter season, we look forward to the new life that comes with spring. May it also be a reminder that while we were lost in the darkness of sin, Christ brought us new life in him.

Scott Haack, Elder



Let Me Wash Your Feet

Let me wash your feet.

John 13:6-10, 14-20

New International Version (NIV)

 

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”Jesus replied, You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”No,” said Peter, you shall never wash my feet.”Jesus answered, Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”10 Jesus answered, Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”

 

Culturally, I sense I have an advantage in understanding the dynamics of these few verses of scripture because


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Let Me Wash Your Feet

Let me wash your feet.

John 13:6-10, 14-20

New International Version (NIV)

 

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”Jesus replied, You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”No,” said Peter, you shall never wash my feet.”Jesus answered, Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”10 Jesus answered, Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”

 

Culturally, I sense I have an advantage in understanding the dynamics of these few verses of scripture because


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