Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Surprised to be Loved

Anxiety and depression are on the rise as the pandemic continues to affect our lives. Mental health in our country is a growing problem. Raising these issues and understanding that we need to face them and work together to make sure everyone is valued, listened to, and has access to needed services will help to improve the situation.

This Sunday we welcome Aaron Ragon to worship. Aaron is the Lead Counselor for the Douglas County School District. He has increased the number of counselors in the schools to support and serve students. May we pray for the counselors and students facing repercussions of the pandemic and life in the world today.

One thing in faith we can count on is that God is with us. No matter what we’re going through we are not alone. May the words from Psalm 18 fill and comfort us.

But me he caught—reached all the way
    from sky to sea; he pulled me out
Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,
    the void in which I was drowning.
They hit me when I was down,
    but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
    I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!
God made my life complete
    when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I got my act together,
    he gave me a fresh start.
Now I’m alert to God’s ways;
    I don’t take God for granted.
Every day I review the ways he works;
    I try not to miss a trick.
I feel put back together,
    and I’m watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life
    when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. Psalm 18:16-24 Msg

Grace be with you,