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Pastor's Corner

May 22, 2024

Wednesday Blessings!

Last Saturday, Living Waters represented at New Hope Pride. We marched behind our new banner. Amy Gubitosa, Marcia Walker, and Sasha walked along the route handing out love stickers. As we walked I saw many people pointing at our sign and jumping out to snap a picture. Amy shared that many people commented that they really appreciated the message on our banner. I was honored to be a part of the powerful witness that Living Waters offered.

This Sunday, our gospel is from what might be considered the most famous section of the New Testament, John 3: 1-17. I feel far too many people zoom in on John 3:16 and miss the invitation of rivers of grace that flow from 3:17. Here is how it's paraphrased in the Message version:

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again."

We are called to point the way to healing, grace, and forgiveness. Go and point the way for someone who doesn't feel seen or loved.

Pastor JJ

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