First Steps – November 25, 2019

During this week, many will celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  Though often thought of as a single day, however, it should be a way of life.  The goal is to look past the single day and see something greater.  C S Lewis described this ability to see beyond something immediate as a tenet of Christian Faith:

 “I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond.  One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke.  Everyone there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light.  But they do not call it goodness.  They do not call it anything.  They are not thinking of it.  They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes.  But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world.” (Mere Christianity)


I hope you will see beyond a single day filled with family traditions.  It is much larger.  It is a way of existing where one is thankful for all they have received.  See beyond. See a God who gave himself in Jesus Christ for your benefit…and be thankful.


This week’s reading:

  • Monday –  2 Corinthians 1
  • Tuesday – 2 Corinthians 2
  • Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 3
  • Thursday – 2 Corinthians 4
  • Friday – 2 Corinthians 5
Please Pray for:
  • Traveling mercies over the holiday season.
  • The St. Paul Church family. 
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • Those who are grieving and depressed.
  • The United Methodist Church.
  • Our nation and our leaders.
  • The World.