Jesus not only saves us but also loves us. He contin- ues to reach for us. He is eager to embrace us. As we have abided in him in this life, so shall we abide with him in the next. This is the great Easter promise ap- plied to us. Jesus will not let us go! In life, in death, in life after death, we shall abide through his eternal love.
In ways too numerable to mention, he has drawn us toward him. In countless moments, we have caught glimpses of him, heard a snippet of a word, felt a tug at our heart...all to let us know that we branches are attached to the vine. We realize that though we aren’t always faithful, Jesus is. Thus, we gather on Sundays
in full confidence that because he dwells with us, we will always abide in him. What can we do but fol- low him, and love him, seeing that he has such love and faith in us!
Peace, Pastor Gary