Being a farmer myself, I understand the complete joy with finishing the harvest and the complete exhaustion you feel when the adrenaline starts to slip away. And I know this isn’t just common to farmers – many of you are going through your own seasons of struggle and stress. Can I share a very familiar Psalm 23 with you? I know that many of you know it by heart, but take a slow reading of it in the Common English Bible version. It’s so beautifully worded and is a good reminder that it’s God who cares for us and gives us all things – including the rest and peace that is needed after such an intense season.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.
You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.”
This Sunday we’ll have some special guests with us during the 11:00am Worship Service. Community members, Todd & Bekki Johnson and their girls will be sharing during the service about their call to missions in Albania. We’re looking forward to hearing their story. We’re also excited about welcoming a new member to Malmo during the service! So it’s going to be a full but lovely Worship service. We hope that you can join us!
Have a great weekend. See you Sunday!