(On Wednesdays my blog posts will be related to the text of the upcoming Sunday message.)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6, NLT)
We just finished walking together through Lent to the Resurrection. The intention of these devotional thoughts was to get us ready to see Jesus!
How’d you do?
Each time I reach the resurrection story I am moved when I try to imagine Jesus speaking Mary’s name. I listen hard to hear him whisper my name.
But that’s not the end of the story! More work needs to be done. We have our part. God is not finished with us!
Sunday morning I will preach my first official sermon as the interim pastor of Ashland First Church of the Brethren. It is not my first time in the pulpit with these precious people. I’ve been filling in for a while.
On Sunday we embark on a different phase. We are focusing on where God wants us to go, who God wants us to be…and how we’re going to get there.
I love our verse from Philippians. For a long time I took it personally…individually. But it’s plural. Like: He began a work in y’all. And He wants to finish it.
What work has God begun in you? In your family? In your faith community–your church?
Will you join him in the work? Will you let him finish?
You hold a piece to the whole that only you can fill.