Jason Dahlman
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Thursday coffee:


The week has begun with lovely weather and it would appear that the nice weather might just continue throughout the week. We will plan on having coffee on the patio this Thursday at 10:00 AM. Bring your own coffee and a chair. I look forward to seeing some of you then!


A devotional thought:


Thus says the Lord God: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone. 

(Ezekiel 11:16)


Here’s the context of the verse above: The people of Israel had been removed from the Promised Land and sent into exile. They were living far from home and far from the temple. That means they weren’t allowed to gather together for worship and fellowship like they used to in the old days. Sound familiar?


And yet, look again at this amazing, hope-filled verse. God is saying that even though the people have been forced into exile and cannot gather together at the sanctuary like they used to do in the old days, God Himself will come to them and be their sanctuary while they are in exile. What a wonderful and relevant promise from God to His people. 


We find ourselves in the usual situation of not being able to gather in the sanctuary and worship as we once were able to do. But we are not forsaken and we are not without a sanctuary. God Himself is our sanctuary and He comes to us. 


I pray for each one of us, that during this period of forced “exile” we will experience God’s powerful and comforting presence as He comes to us and is a sanctuary for us. 


May you experience the comfort, peace and blessing of being in the sanctuary of God this week.


Pastor Jason