Listen tor the ‘Good Shepherd’

Hi friends — here we are about to enter May and still sheltering in place. I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I hope you have been able to join us online for worship. This Sunday we will once again celebrate Holy Communion. I hope you will join in for this. Have a cracker or bread and a small cup of water, grape juice or wine ready when you join us for live-stream worship. 
     In the gospel lesson this week (John 10: 1 – 10), we are given two metaphors for Christ. “The Good Shepherd” whose voice we can trust and follow and “The Door” through which we find God. 
     This got me to thinking. In this time of pandemic, are we careful about the voices we listen to? Are we thoughtful about what doors we walk through and where they lead? There are a lot of voices out there giving advice and telling us what to do. Listen to the wrong one and you might drink disinfectant or protest sheltering in place. Walk through the wrong door and you might end up someplace that is hard to get out of. 
     Do you listen first and most for the voice of the Good Shepherd? Do you walk first through the door that is Christ and avoid those that will take you in the wrong direction or to an unhealthy destination?

How goes it with your soul?

Scripture for this week —
Acts 2: 1 – 4a, 36 – 41
1 Peter 1: 17 – 23
Luke 24: 13 – 35
The Message: What should we do?
— from Steve
We recently got the Upper Room Devotionals in for May/June. I would be happy to deliver one to your doorstep. Really – gas is cheap right now and I need to get out and do something different from time to time. Please let me know and I will happily bring you an Upper Room.
     Do you need anything else? Someone to go grocery shopping for you? Someone to talk to? Please let me know. If I cannot help, maybe I can find someone who can.
     How are you doing? How goes it with your soul? Give me a call or send me an email. Let’s stay in touch. Blessings to you.

Pastor Steve Lundin