Dear friends, as my time as preaching pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine (WI) winds down, God is moving me into a new volunteer ministry based on Romans 13:10:
Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
As I ponder why God would have me assist my neighbors with storm water management concerns, I am reminded that if pastors cannot take Biblical principles and have them apply to civic duty and daily life, then they ought not to stand at a pulpit to preach.
You can visit the Facebook page for the Des Plaines Watershed efforts in Libertyville at https://www.facebook.com/MyNeighborInLibertyville/
I have decided to take Jesus’ discussion of the Good Samaritan to heart. The expert in the law asks, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds with a question: “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” Then expert replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
So I am. Being a neighbor to others sometimes takes on a very practical side and a servant of God does not despise servant’s work…even if it involves sewers.
I’ll still be here writing devotionals even if Sunday will be my last sermon for a while.
in His grace and for His glory,