A Message from the Pastor
On Wednesday of next week, on the 4th of July we will celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday. It was nearly two and a half centuries ago that the United States of America was born. A nation based on the ideals of liberty, responsibility, Godliness, and the freedom to become what God intended us to become was a new and revolutionary idea.
The celebration of our nation’s birthday is really a celebration of freedom. We celebrate the precious gift of freedom we have because of the price others paid. You see, we must remember that freedom isn’t free. Freedom is very expensive. It has come to us because of the blood of many brave men and women shed in defense of our freedom. It has cost some people everything, including their lives. Freedom isn’t free, but it is infinitely valuable.
On Sunday we will exercise our freedom and gather to worship here in God’s house at New Creation UMC. As we do we will celebrate another form of freedom; a freedom that has also been purchased for us by the shedding of blood; the blood of God’s only Son. Scripture says, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:35-36)
On Sunday we will remember and celebrate His sacrifice that offers us that freedom as we observe Holy Communion. If you want to be truly free, free from all that has tied your life down and buried you under a mountainous weight of fear and guilt, then this Sunday’s message is for you.
See you on Sunday!