This week has been a whirlwind. My wife started a new job, my kindergartner started several new projects for school, and my two year old… well he was busy just being a two year old. To top all of this off, the whole house was exposed to Covid-19 so we had to do all of this while quarantined in our house.
I can obviously think of a lot of things to complain about, but we are in the midst of a sermon series at CLC all about being thankful. There will always be challenges in this world… Jesus knew this, and he told his followers this would be the case. However, Jesus also prayed that his people would come together to face the trials of the world alongside one another.
Today we live in a time of physical separation, but we are still a church. We are still united through the body of Christ, and this weekend we are celebrating the glory of Christ the King. This is also the last week of the church calendar year. The cycle starts over next week as we begin the season of Advent.
As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded of so many times when the trials got the better of us. Instead of working together, we pushed each other apart. However, this week we remember that Jesus is King. God is in charge, and my hope is that we would all open our hearts to the love Christ offers. Let’s look for ways to see the glory of Christ in the world around us. Let us find hope in the world!