The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
14301 NW Highway 19
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Pastor Ron Mueller - Phone 352-598-8212
Great to see so many back in church. A few are still home with covid-19 concerns. We hope to see them soon. Stay safe and well.
We celebrated the confirmation of Waylon Mitchell in August. He was celebrated by and with 25 or so family members. So great that they were there for him. We continue to pray for him!
This virus has been a test for all of us. We have been shut down, and shut in. We pray for a speedy end to all of this. Some might view this virus as a God given wake up call to be ready for second coming of Jesus. It happens often during times of disease and pandemics. Christian history over the centuries is littered with failed predictions of the end of the world. It remains true that Jesus is coming back. He said there would be signs in heavens and on earth. Disease and pestilence were part of that. Nevertheless, do not fear but be ready.
I am not an alarmist, but we can use this opportunity to take note. He is coming again. The signs have been there for a long time. Be ready! For those not ready, that day will come as a thief in the night.
St. Paul picked up that same imagery in book of Romans. He said that the earth is groaning for His coming, awaiting the redemption of our bodies at the coming of Jesus. Then He will raise the dead and give us glorious bodies. (Phil. 3:21)
My point is this: stay awake, and be ready. Jesus wants us to see the signs (including Covid 19), as a reminder to be alert that He is coming, and we need to be ready. Is God punishing us? Maybe, maybe not. Is it a wakeup call to repent, follow Him, and pray? Definitely. This is a time to get closer to God. Pray. Praise. And give thanks.
See you in church! Take care, stay safe. Be well.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Ron Mueller