In-person worship services will be held as scheduled this Sunday. Please use discretion when determining whether roads are safe for your personal travel.
If you are unable to travel, consider joining worship online HERE at 7:30, 9, 11 or 5pm, on-demand at Resurrection’s YouTube channel, or on TV at KMCI 38 at 8am or 11am.
We are watching the weather and at this time the Car Show is still on as scheduled for the public, open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will keep you updated as conditions change.
12 Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other. 14 And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
The Apostle Paul described for the Colossian Christians how they should treat each other living and gathering in community. The virtues he listed were not qualities anyone would need for living in isolation—they were about loving and living well with others. Paul knew that not only would being compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, patient, and forgiving produce a strongly bonded community. As Christians followed his perfect example, they would show Jesus to people who didn’t know him.
Lord Jesus, thank you for being the perfect example of this loving life for us. Please forgive me when I don’t treat others with love as often as I should and help me to be more like you each day. Amen.
One of my favorite things to do is help others. That sounds kind of silly, but I really do thrive on times when I can invite others in, show up for others, and love on others as loud as I can. However, I am the absolute worst at asking for help. As an Enneagram 3, I fall into the trap of thinking that needing help means I’m weak, not strong enough to handle things. I also find myself feeling unworthy—there are so many people around me that need so much more or are facing so much more. All in all, I really like to just do things myself.
This worked for a really long time. In the words of Aundi Kolber, I white-knuckled my way through and handled things. I got a lot done.
I also missed out on a lot. I missed out on the opportunity to allow others the joy of helping. I missed out on a much lighter load. I missed out on the opportunity to build authentic community and be known and be loved in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
We were never meant to do this adventure alone. We were created to need God, to have to trust God, and we were created to need others and to have to trust others. And this can be really scary because what if we ask and someone doesn’t show up the way we need them to? What if we let someone in and they let us down? What if people hurt us or disappoint us?
Do it anyway. Because some people won’t, and God never will. And on the other side of asking is compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience and ultimately great love. On the other side is not an easier road, but someone to navigate it with you and keep you from stumbling and pick you up and dust you off when you do. On the other side is laughter, joy, shared meals, book recommendations, movie partners, walking buddies, coffee dates, an extra gift bag when you forgot to get one, hugs (if you’re a hugger, of course), honest feedback, Happy Birthday singers, and beloved friends.
Go first, be brave, and love loud. It’s so worth it and in the end, it’ll be super, super fun!