Help with Problems

Pilot Knob Lutheran          Help with Problems              1/24/2024 

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ”Fairy tales are stories of make believe, stories of what people wish life could or would be like. It is in fairy tales where we find people living lives of comfort and ease and/or prince charming coming to the rescue. Who would not want to have that kind of life experience.  At the same time, we can look at some people and by all appearances they are living the enchanted life. For example; NFL football player falls in love with a music star, what could be more romantic and envious? Both are esteemed by thousands and more money than they could ever spend. Now open the cover and turn the pages and you may find something different. What looks perfect, care free and enchanted on the outside probably has a wart or two on the inside as well as troubles from time to time. We pray and are relieved when we recover from an illness or when a storm passes. However, we know it won’t be the last. Not that we expect trouble at every turn, but some with that perspective never enjoy the pleasant things happening now.  We should take our experiences with life’s challenges and offer encouragement to others or lend a helping hand; to share the wisdom we’ve gleaned from life as well as offering an act of kindness. Life is difficult for all of us at some point however, we need not go it alone. We have the all-powerful all-knowing and loving God walking each step of the way with us. Not just walking beside us, but actively listening to our needs and actually involved doing something, acting on our behalf.  Our Lord is good; have you visited with him today, if not create some time to be with him, soon.Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:Today: 3:45 Confirmation class. Sunday 28, 9:00 AM Morning worship service.

Sermon: Okay! I will Go.               10:15 Sunday school.

Baptism of Luella Kay Holland

Annual reports due January 31 to Pr. Bob  

February 4, 2-3:30   GriefShare. Please tell others. For more information go to: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup or contact Pr. Bob or Sue Reese.

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