March 25, 2020

Pastor Lee and Gidget Athey Rewind Please

If you like Calvin and Hobbes the comic strip then listen up. One day Calvin was frustrated with life at home. His remedy was to secede from his family. Rewind Please

It didn’t take Calvin long to realize that he made a poor choice and he was ready to return home. But Hobbes reminds him that he can’t go home because he has seceded. Calvin sheepishly replies, “My life needs a rewind button and erase button.”

I am sure we can all relate to poor Calvin. We are all stuck in our homes more than ever and we are climbing the walls. And I imagine tensions are running high. We want life to go back to normal. I know I do.

And what happens when we are all tensed up, we tend to take it out on those whom we love the most. Let me share with you a verse that we all may need to hear right now.

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Look it is normal to be cranky and irritable during stressful times. But we are not normal. We are the redeemed. We are the ones who have received the greatest gift of all time – salvation.

So let’s ask God to help us be KIND, TENDER-HEARTED AND FORGIVING! Let’s love those who are in need of our love the most! Our family, those we live with!

Let us pray!


Pastor Lee & Gidget Athey