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Dear Friends and Family,

I have a lot of things going on. If I try to remember everything, I’ll forget something. Then I’ll smack my head! Then I’ll get a headache. So, when I need to remember something, I use the “Yellow Sticky”. I write it down and carry it with me. Then, when I do the task, I check it off. Having something written down, helps me remember!

God has told us how He wants us to live through His commandments. He first gave them on Mount Sinai. He wrote them on stone tablets. Then the people took them and put them in the Ark of the Covenant. The problem though, with them out of sight and out of mind, people forgot the commandments at times. The Israelites broke the commandments and the covenant God made with them. But through His prophet Jeremiah, God provided them some good news. He said He’d make a new covenant with His people. And to make sure they always had it with them, He said, “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33) Even better than a sticky note … God wrote His covenant on our hearts – something we carry with us wherever we go!

However, even though we might never lose our hearts, we can still lose track of God’s covenant promises to us. We ignore God and His word as we drift off. But that covenant is still written on our hearts. Do you ever get the feeling when you drift off that something isn’t quite right? Does your heart ever get a weird feeling in it that something’s a little off? That’s the Holy Spirit calling attention to the covenant God wrote on your heart. He’s calling you back to Him. Because of Jesus, our Father wants to show His mercy and love to you. He’s calling you to confess your sin and receive His forgiveness so you can start anew. That’s good news!

                                                                                        In Christ’s Love,

                                                                                        Pastor Jim