Malmo News

Weekly News… Jan 10th

It’s cold out there.  Just saying.  And I am SO NOT used to this yet….and really, should we get used to it??  Hmmmm…there’s a topic to debate! 😉

But enough of the cold weather – how’s your week been? Are you fully immersed into 2020 and all that it holds?  Last week I talked about looking back and reflecting on the past year and on how God has been working all around us.  Today, I’m reflecting on looking forward – and I have to say, with all that’s been going on in the news this week, it causes me moments of unsettledness and fear.  So what do I do with that? (besides limit how much news I listen to on any given day).  I try to keep my mind in the present moment and not worry about what might happen in the future.  Just stay in today.  I read recently that God will not give us grace for our thoughts of the future.  He only gives us the grace we need, in this present moment.  That really caused me to pause when I read that.  Jesus himself said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matt. 6:34) . Or I love how the Message version interprets that passage: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” (italics mine).  So my Saviour Jesus tells me not to worry about tomorrow AND that he will help me with whatever comes my way.  So I choose to hang onto that promise.  And there’s certainly moments that I forget that, but He is ever patient and reminds me again to come back to the present, right beside Him.  



Do you like breakfast?  Then come join us for a delicious breakfast at church on Sunday morning at 9:30am.  The C.E. Board is treating us again to pancakes and such, as we begin the next season of Sunday School classes.  (Classes will follow the breakfast time.)

Then our Worship Service begins at 11:00am, with music, prayers, scripture and a message from God’s word, and ending off with more fellowship time.  A good day!

Stay warm this weekend and I’ll see you on Sunday!
Delora

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