Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for November 2019
When I was a kid I used to love going to my cousin's house in Cottage Grove for Thanksgiving. We’d make the four-and-a-half-hour drive from Chatfield, MN -- which seemed like an eternity -- for the family feast with my mom's side of the family.
AND I have to say that oftentimes we watched the Vikings play the Packers during the afternoon. Of course my brother and I were (are?) Vikings fans and of course my cousins, well, you know the rest.
I think more than anything, I really liked the part of just being together. We sometimes had snow and sometimes not.
Sharing the meal was very important because it gave us the chance to catch up on each other’s lives. It was also fun -- especially when the Vikings won the football game that day.
One of the biggest impressions that I get from reading the Gospels is that Jesus loved being with his friends. Mealtime -- who you're with -- was very meaningful. This makes me think about the friendships and family that I have. How is God present in my "mealtimes" with people? What can I do to nurture these relationships? Lots of questions ...