“Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.”
-Revelation 1: 4 & 5

This is likely one of my favorite greetings addressed to the readers, to a community, in the bible.  The notion that Jesus was, is, and is to come gives me comfort that anything we are facing, Jesus has already faced, that he is with us and will be for those who are still to come.  Nothing provides the certainty that Jesus does, his kingdom is of both earth and heaven and reigns with grace and truth.

Christ the King Sunday is upon us, the church year is coming to an end, and we are preparing for the world to turn.  It’s my hope that as we reflect on this past year we can find the ways and places that our faith has been strengthened through Jesus.  That going into this new year we are filled with hope for all that is to come, but especially for a Savior who is, who was, and who is to come.  Where will you witness to Christ in the new year?  How will our community grow together as we enter into a new season of hope?  Come, dwell with us, as we await the coming of a King.

-Pastor Carrie

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