Jason Dahlman
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First, some good news:


As you probably know, this is the last week of school for many of our young students. That’s good news for parents, students and teachers alike! Our teachers have done an amazing job of adjusting to the unusual circumstances. Thanks to each one of you for your commitment to our children.


Also, we continue to receive feedback from our survey about church attendance. Thanks to everyone who responded. We’ll be in communication later this week regarding our plans for reopening. 


Prayer requests:

Please be in prayer for our marriages and households. As you can imagine, some households are thriving during this time of quarantine and others are not. All of us need to extend an extra measure of grace and patience towards one another and that’s not always easy. So let’s continue to pray for our marriages and families.


A devotional thought:


“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8


Sometimes we have more questions than we have answers. I take comfort in these verses because they seem to indicate that even the Apostle Paul, author of half of the New Testament books, didn’t have all the answers to all the questions. 


Sometimes we just have to put one foot in front of the other and walk by faith. Not knowing what lies ahead. Not knowing why things happen the way they happen. Just knowing that God is good and loving. And knowing that one day we will go to our true home and be in God’s presence forever. And in the meantime walking by faith and not by sight. 


There was a time in my life when I was restless and unsatisfied with any unanswered question. And I would try to come up with answers to explain everything. But now, I’ve found joy and contentment in not knowing everything. I’ve learned to trust God even when I don’t know what He’s up to. I think (and hope) that’s a sign of maturity. I think it means that I’m learning to walk by faith and not by sight. It feels good. I hope that you feel that way too. 


May you find joy in the journey today. 

Pastor Jason