February, 2018 Communicator

Read the February Communicator HERE!

Love the Lord Your God

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” 
                                                ~Micah 6:8 (NIV)

February is the month of LOVE. As I think of the church and our Lord Jesus Christ, I cannot help but feel excited about our many blessings from God.

LOVE is defined as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” As Christians, we know that feeling and are attracted to God’s love.   There is no greater love than the relationship we share with God through Jesus Christ. 

Many of us have had the wonderful opportunity to love someone in our lives in a way that closely models the love of God.  We cherish those loves, and those relationships, because they are a gift from God. 

What God desires of us is to offer that love to the world, a world where everyone does not know God. The love we have in our hearts is especially full when we can share communion with others.  The longing that people have in their hearts is intense and we are called to introduce them to a God-centered life. 

Micah 6:8 reminds us that we experience love when we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. To do so, we need to have a strong relationship with Christ. 

Ridgewood folks do a lot of LOVING.  You are humble in your walk and strong in your conviction to serve and offer mercy.  Thank you for your remarkable outpouring of love to the church and our community. 

If you would like to have a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, don’t hesitate to make a friend in the pew on Sunday mornings. There are a lot of persons who have a deep abiding relationship with Jesus Christ who would love to share with you. 

As you go out to love others in the world, remember that you were first loved by God, who knows everything about you. Know that you are loved and that the church is here for you.

Be strong, courageous and faithful in all that you do. Let God reign in your heart and serve him with a joyful heart. 

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