Thursday, May 21, 2009

This Week at Twin Cities - May 21, 2009

Hey Gang,

Memorial Day was always a special time in the Thompson household. On Saturday we would all get in the family car for a drive over to the cemetery to decorate the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents. I didn’t quite understand it as a youngster, but my parents were teaching the value of life and family heritage.

A couple of years ago, I was home over Memorial Day, and we loaded up my mom, Kimberly, Ryan and Jordyn, and we took the trip over to the same cemetery. It had been more than 30 years since I was there.  I was deeply moved as we walked around looking at our relatives who had lived and died over the years. 

The thing that moved me most was how seeing where I had come from gave me a sense of security that I never expected. Who would have thought that going to a cemetery would give me security and peace? Well, it did.

That’s the value of remembering and tradition. Even though it’s still two weeks away, I want to ask you to make May 31 a day that you commit to be in church. May 31 will be the day we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus as we observe communion together. As we remember Him, I believe you will have a sense of security and peace as we face the tough times of our current national crisis. In Christ we have hope. Make sure to be there for your time of remembering.

This weekend, we continue our series and talk about “recalibrating our schedules.” Many of us are re-thinking the way we’ve been living our lives, and summer is a good time to make sure you are really pursuing what is important to you and God.

Remembering with you,

Pastor Ron

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