Crossroads United Methodist Church

Service Info

Pastor

Reverend Jan Justice


Sunday Service
Fellowship at 9:45 am
Service and Childrens Sunday School
at 10:00 am

Welcome to Crossroads!

Thought for the week:
“Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10.

In these weeks leading up to Christmas, perhaps you have found yourself, as I have, exhausted, worn out and wondering how many presents you could buy in one afternoon, making to do lists  and wondering how you are ever going to get everything done.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough of you to go around!  Today I stopped and thought to myself “When do I have time for Jesus?”  After all, shouldn’t our eyes at Christmas be focused on Christ, our Savior?    So I thought that perhaps this week we should ask this question: As you look at your life, what part is Jesus playing in it?  Do we have our eyes on Jesus this Advent or are we too busy to even think about it?  I’m going to suggest that for the next ten days you set aside a few minutes each day to sit quietly and listen for God’s voice in this busy season.  “Be still, and know that I am God,” we are told in Psalm 46:10.  Picture taking ten minutes and snuggling up in your favorite chair with a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, tea or cider.  Everything is quiet and still.  As this quiet time wraps itself around you, open your heart to Christ.  There, in the stillness, God is with you.  Be aware of the feeling of love that surrounds you.   Do you realize how comforting it is to know that God is with us?  Now, imagine how you want your remaining time before Christmas to feel.  What if you could have more of these moments of love and relaxation and fewer of the stressful and frenzied ones?  What if with these few minutes a day your heart could deepen in its love for God and others?  What if you could go into the New Year with a new spirit and a new commitment to become a better you?  Take a few minutes to rest in God’s arms and then offer a simple prayer to God.  Nothing elaborate - something simple like “God, help me to focus on You this Advent” or “God, show me a better way to live.”  There is much more to the season than just lights, trees, presents and food.  Don’t miss the best part of this season – God is with us, Emmanuel. 

Have a wonderful week!  See you Sunday!

Pastor Jan



Links

The United Methodist Church
www.umc.org/

Kansas East Conference
www.kansaseast.org

The United Methodist Women
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