Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene
110 Hillcrest Way, (in Judah) Bedford, Indiana 47421
November 17, 2020
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
As they say, here we go again! Unless you’ve been living in a bunker removed from all contact with the outside world, you know the virus issue continues to be a major problem. There is a certain phrase that was used in the early months that is now starting to make its rounds again: “Essential Workers”.
I’m almost 50 years old and it occurs to me that every single worker is essential in my life. I value and appreciate every hard - working person who not only makes life enjoyable, but also provides a living for their family. In just a few hours of observation today I realized how essential people are. I saw the tree trimmers clearing power lines. I saw a big yellow septic truck drive by. I noticed the finishing touches being done on a new family home. I noticed the neighbor lady leaving in her nursing work clothes. In a few moments I need to go to Lowe’s to buy a toilet and later I will pick up the kids from school and see all the staff.
I don’t like when people try to separate and bring division and form some sort of hierarchy to determine who is “essential”. As a matter of fact I believe every person, all of their effort, and all the daily tasks that are performed by millions of people are essential to our way of life and I make a habit of thanking every person from the McDonalds drive through to my primary care doctor for the work they do.
It occurs to me that I’m not alone in thinking people are essential…..that each of you at Valley Mission is ESSENTIAL! It’s not my opinion, good vibes, or even a nice thing to say. It’s because God believes you are essential.
So yes! You are essential! God says so and more than that has proven His love for us time and again. His boundless love and mercy reminds us that even in our most trying times and difficult days, it is God who reminds us we are essential to Him!
This week give Him thanks for loving us the way He does. We don’t deserve it, we couldn’t earn it, yet He chose to call us essential and provided The Way to be together forever!
We want to remind of some information that we hope says to you….you are ESSENTIAL!
Mail To: 110 Hillcrest Way Bedford Indiana 47421
Online: visit valleymissionnazarene.org
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Pray and Encourage each other. We are in a tough spot. People are sick inside and outside of our church. We will never please everyone and recognize everyone has an opinion on in person or online…..masks or not….vaccine or no vaccine….were not even attempting to please everyone…we are simply and patiently weathering a storm and trying to keep as many as we can healthy while slowing working towards gathering together again.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John and Pastor Melony