From the FLS Headmaster: 1/22/19

“Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”  Matthew 6:25

It’s not planning for tomorrow that’s the problem.It’s being anxious about tomorrow – that’s the problem.  We too often worry about what’s going to happen.  But why?  The troubles is that we don’t fear, love and trust in God like we should. Isn’t Christ risen from the dead? Yes, He is.Didn’t He say that He would be with His Church always (Matt 28)?  Yes, He did.Unbelievers may worry because it isn’t easy living without Jesus.  The Christian has Christ and His Word of promise.  For you, there’s nothing to worry about.

God is among us.  He knows our troubles better than we know our troubles.  Who has ever been able to tell God what to do anyway? No one.He knows what is best.  God does what He does.  Faith trusts in Him – what He’s done and what He still does.  We are God’s children now.  Our heavenly Father is the definition of fatherhood.  He loves and cares for you – always has and always will.  No-good, horrible, awful days for us do not give examples of God’s aloofness toward us.Christ Jesus, His Son, has given up His life for you.  His death is for you.  His resurrection shows you that a new day will dawn for you in your own resurrection.That new day is yours now and you will live in it at the close of the age.

Until then there will be problems – finances, health, and countless other things both small and large.  Problems in a fallen world are unavoidable.  Of course, such a conclusion does not justify being the agent of trouble either.  You have been born from above and given faith in Christ as a gift.  Faith looks to Jesus in good times and in bad.  That’s how Christians live in a fallen world with troubles all around.  We live by faith.  Whether our problems are small, trivial, or large, look to Jesus.  He is your keeper in this life and will deliver you into the life to come.

In Christ,
Pastor Kieser