Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for April 2018
Yep, amidst all the helpful advice from people, I still can't fold fitted sheets to save my life ... But that's a continuing saga from my Pastor's Page two months ago.
On St. Patrick's Day, Kelly told Ariana and me that she would like to go ice skating as a family at the Pettit Center as a way to celebrate the day of her ancestors. For about 40 minutes that afternoon we skated with many other people around the 440-meter track. It's been about 8 years since I put on my relatively new and relatively unused hockey skates. When I first got onto the ice, it was all I could do to stay upright and off the ice -- except for my skates, of course. As we began to skate, I felt a little more sure of myself and skated a little better. I worked muscles that I never thought I had, but it was fun. I skated a bit when I was a kid in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. We were fortunate enough to have a rink a couple blocks from our house, so we could skate quite a bit. I just remember that my ankles weren't strong enough to stand very well and my feet got cold really fast. Thus, I spent a lot of time in the warming house. I didn't skate much after we moved to the farmhouses near Peterson, Minnesota and then Chatfield, Minnesota because there weren't any rinks around. So, I wasn't destined to be a hockey player.
Skating doesn't come naturally to me, so it will take time for me to get used to being on the ice -- if I decide to skate more.
Jesus' disciples were not great candidates for his kind of ministry. It's like hiring someone who doesn't quite have the resume you are looking for, but there is something deep inside them that makes you give them a chance. Their on-the-job training took them to places of the heart where many of us fear to go. Jesus, however, didn't abandon his people; he doesn't abandon us. We may feel off balance and not ready for what may come next, but we find that Jesus is there for us.
During the Easter season we remember the resurrection and new life that Jesus gives us.
He is Risen! Alleluia!