Friday, April 22, 2011


Thinking about what we've been going through, with Pat losing his job and Citi choosing to go with another candidate has really made us step back and think. We wonder if we're doing what we are supposed to be doing, if there is something missing that we should be doing, or just what direction we're supposed to head into. We were really upset when we found out yesterday that I didn't get the job at Citi because we both really thought that it was what God had in store for us. It caused some anxiety, frustration, and disappointment. We know that God has a plan for us and for our family but in the midst of the turmoil, it's not always easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This morning, as I was reflecting on our situation, I decided to read the book of Job. If anyone had a reason to complain it would've been him. He lost everything, all his sheep, his entire family, and his health. He still praised God despite his circumstances and we have to remember to do the same. There is a plan for us and for our family and it's going to be bigger than we ever imagined, I just know it. The hard part is waiting.

After reading Job and realizing that today is good Friday, I realize that Jesus made the ultimate sacrafice for us. He died for us, so that we don't have to. Someone explained it this way: You can choose to be born once and die twice (naturally and eternally) or you can choose to be born twice and die only once. I don't know about you but when looking at what Christ chose to do for us, our problems don't seem so big. I pray that this weekend anyone who does not know Christ or doesn't have a place to go to church to come to Element Church. I'm excited to celebrate Christ's resurrection this weekend and for the ultimate sacrifice for love!

Element Church is in the old Belz Mall building where Hwys 40 and 70 meet and they're offering 6 services this weekend:
Friday 6:30
Saturday 4 & 5:30
Sunday 9, 10:30, 11:59

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