March 2018  
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Douglas, Wyoming


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May the Lord Bless and Keep You!  We are almost through the harsh Wyoming winter, but here you never know when it might snow!  As we look forward to the many things happening in March-our continuing Lenten focus, the Paying It Forward Meal on the 8th, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, the first day of Spring on the 20th, and Spring Break which coincides with Holy Week on the 26th-30th; let us be aware of all the opportunities we have to share God’s love in the month of March.  With all the turmoil and angry rhetoric that bombards us every day; it is beneficial for us to step away from the information overload for a few moments each day and find within ourselves the peace which passes understanding, provided to us through the grace of Jesus Christ.  As we continue to seek and find new ways to grow in faith, let us lift one another up in prayer, let us not be discouraged.  I have repeatedly seen on social media deriding comments about sending our “thoughts and prayers” in support for those who are suffering through tragic events, as if this is not enough for those who are outraged, enraged, or in pain.  But for us, who believe in God, committing our thoughts and prayers to others is how we begin to take action.  It may seem empty and pointless to those who have no hope or faith but as Paul wrote to the Corinthians:

“…the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”  Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” (1 Cor.1:18-25)

So let our first reaction to tragedy be prayer, let us put to God all the questions in our heart, let us empty all the anger and vitriol at the feet of the Almighty.  God can handle it.  Then let the Spirit fill us up, so our words and actions can be meaningful and true, inviting God into the conversation so we may be the agents of God’s mercy in this world.  This is the time to engage our faith and work toward making our lives an example of God’s power and mercy.

As we close in on Easter, remember God’s promise to you and the example of God’s love in the person of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Be blessed and a blessing,

Pastor Donnie Holt

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First United Methodist Church-Douglas, Wyoming
136 South 5th Street
Douglas, Wyoming 82633
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