Pastor’s Note 5/21/21

“Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as He was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.”

John 4:6

The Long Journey

This week my wife Karyn and I are moving. We finally will be able to get the keys to our new home and get settled into a new neighborhood. It has been a long journey in getting to this point.

(If I really think about it, it has been years in the making. You can ask me about the long journey some time).

Throughout this journey and our search for our new home we have been praying that God would lead us to the right place. We wanted to be in a place that not only we liked, but also a place in a neighborhood where we were needed. As we get the keys to the home this week, we don’t know what God has in store, so our eyes and ears will be wide open to see what God is up to. It may take years to realize the reason but we do know that God has been leading us. In the meantime, we want to be good neighbors.


Being a Good Neighbor

Being a good neighbor is in short supply these days. We tend to live behind our closed garage doors, not building relationships with those around us. Sometimes it makes life easier when we do this. It means less small talk, less time away from “more important” things but sometimes that is what Jesus wants us to do. He wants us to be good neighbors, available to others, so that we can “do good,”  or when someone asks us a question, and we can point them to Him. That’s what happened to Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4. The same thing can happen to you and to me when we make ourselves available.


So be a good neighbor and let’s see what God is up to. I can’t wait to hear your stories!


Know that I am praying for you and I will see you on Sunday.