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Archive for February, 2018


As a child of God,

God has called me,

Urging me to be

More than I can be.

More than I can be

By myself alone.

My will is not sufficient.

I can only moan.

I moan that I am

But a lonely sinner.

Only God can make me

Into a real winner.

Jesus knew He was

A child of God to begin

The work of teaching

Others how to win.

Win a life of love.

Accept God’s faithful grace.

Life is but a puzzle –

It’s a constant running race.

We race to follow.

We race to learn.

We run to hear

God’s voice – discern!

Jesus, at His baptism,

Heard God loud and clear,

“You’re my much-loved Son!”

Just what WE need to hear.

Did Jesus always know

What He came to earth to do?

At your baptism, friends,

God also spoke to you.

“You are my much-loved child,

My Spirit is now in you.”

God is at work in you.

His hand is right in view.

See His hand in others.

See how they display His love.

Continue to discern His voice.

Seek His guidance from above.

In the midst of daily living,

Be aware of God’s sustaining care.

During this time of Lenten nudges,

Hear His call and know He’s there.

God is calling – He’s urging us

To bear His Good News, voicing

“I’m a Child of God” so boldly

Others see your heart rejoicing.

Jan Beekman

(Inspired by the sermon delivered

On 2/18/18 by Rev. Jean Johnson

Titled “Continuing Discernment”

Based on Mark 1:9-15)

Be a force for Good

Yes, I couldn’t agree more. We need to be the change we wish to see!

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