“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:4-9 NIV
Pastor Chris shared this video this past Sunday. This powerful video reminds us that our eyes Jesus Christ gives us changes our viewpoint of others. How one person may see a thief, but what does the other person see? In this video, someone saw it differently. Giving is the best communication. Paying it forward for what Christ did for us.
Imagine grace as kool-aid. Grace is messy, splashes down, makes a mess... everywhere. God can enter in anywhere and make it different. God is going to be in resurrection. Redemption is always coming. Want to know why we rejoice, that's why. So rejoice. Give us obstacle, we rejoice. Setbacks, we rejoice.