Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for February 2019
I once asked the congregation a question during one of my sermons. "Would you rather have it be really cold but sunny, or cloudy and relatively warm?" Of course I asked the question in January. I was somewhat surprised by the response. When people raised their hands, I noticed that the vote was about 50/50. Hmmm. For me, I like the light, the sun. I seem to handle the bitter cold better when there's sunshine. Although, when I'm shoveling, yes still shoveling, I have to stop and bunch my fingers together in my gloves in order for the circulation to return. On a side note, I notice that the snow blower that I inherited works really well in the summer -- God knows that I need the exercise.
For me, when my life seems almost unmanageable and dark, I know that the light of Christ is still shining through. Of course, if you voted for warm but cloudy weather in winter, I suppose you could say that when life seems dark and gloomy, the warmth of the spirit is always with us. Either way you look at it, Christ is present. Thatís the important piece in this. And even in the most beautiful days, Christ is present. But getting back to winter weather for a moment, I like the visible light during the day and I really like the invisible light of Christ in my life -- even when I am not aware of it.
Peace to you during this time of Epiphany!