Challenges

The devotion team at our church intimidates me.
I can not quote scripture as so many of my team mates can.
I am not a particularly gifted writer.
I struggle each time it is my turn to write the devotion.
It is hard to get my thoughts from my heart to my hand.
Today is no different.
I am always fearful that when members of the congregation read my devotion the response would be “what’s the point ?” My point is we all have gifts, we all have strengths and we all have weaknesses.
We all have challenges.

My point is that God has blessed us all with our gifts, our strengths, our weaknesses and our challenges.
Whether we like them or not, we are blessed children of God, and each and every single one of us matters and God loves us no matter what.

It is hard to believe how His love can be so unconditional. We all have regrets in our lives, we all have the coulda, woulda, shoulda’s in our lives that we wish we could change. God loves us anyway. God loves us when no one else does, or when we think know one else does. God loves every hair on our heads.

In the book of Exodus- God tells Moses “ You have found favor in my sight , and I know you by name.” We have all found favor in God’s sight. He knows us all by name and He loves us.

We are a blessed congregation with far more blessings than challenges.

Bless you, bless your family and friends this Holiday season, through all your highs and lows and challenges.

God’s peace,

Maureen Herzog

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1. Julie wrote:
You always speak from your heart and we warmly receive your gift of sharing. Many thanks, Julie

Thu, December 10, 2009 @ 1:40 PM

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