February 2019 Pastors Article

I was born on January 30th. Needless to say I’ve never had an outside birthday party. One of the stories granny Marstin enjoyed telling was about the poor attendance when I turned two years old. There was considerable snowfall that week in 1966 and the only people who attended were family members who walked in deep snow to my parents’ house. One of my favorite pictures is of my father standing behind me while I attempted to stand in the snow. I was a lively kid who wanted to be on the move yet in the deep snow I was helpless. I probably started to cry rather quickly upon realizing I couldn’t move. Thankfully my father soon reached down and picked me up from the snow and carried me back inside.

This time around I’ll be 55 years old and snow or no snow, I still get stuck along this journey we call life. Arrogance and pride can land us in some terrible situations. We can choose to remain there or we can admit that our strength is totally inadequate. This gives Jesus an opportunity to do great things in and through us. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14: 12-13