Meeting at Church of the Brethren, Windsor, CO
Sabbath School: 09:30 A.M. (Saturday)
Worship Service: 10:45 A.M. (Saturday) Directions/Map>
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Sabbath December 16 at the Church:
Sabbath School 09:30 A.M. and Lesson Study led by Brother Ray Garcia
Worship Service 10:45A.M. with Pastor Jason Logan giving the message
"Be Still" by Grace Logan 12/14/2017
A couple weeks ago our family made a trek up to the mountains to select a Christmas tree. We’ve done this every year for as long as we can remember but never in Colorado. It was quite a different experience! We bought our permit, could only go on select dates and only to a very select area of the woods. Not only that but we were up there with hundreds of other people. We’re used to going into the woods when we want, where we want, and never see another soul. If you get stuck you better have brought your shovel, if you get lost you better know which way the sun sets, if you get hurt well it’ll be awhile before help comes. Needless to say I was a bit skeptical about how our experience would be.
We chose an area to hike into the woods and saw several people coming out of the area and many others going in. After about a mile of hiking we got past everybody else and found ourselves alone. I sat down on a stump to take a break because hiking through knee deep snow can be tiring. As I sat quietly I could hear the wind blowing through the tree tops, I could see the mountain chickadees in the trees and could hear them singing to one another, the snow looked like jewels where the sun was hitting each crystal. An enormous feeling of peace filled my soul and I began to cry.
As I sat there crying and basking in the feeling that God was so close this verse came to my mind--“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10. How many days do I wake up and as soon as my feet hit the floor it’s go, go, go? Too many. God reminded me loudly in that moment that it’s so much easier to hear His voice when we stop and take a moment to listen. In the book of Kings we find a story of when God revealed himself to Elijah. It says, “Then He said, ‘Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”
He is speaking to each one of us, are we listening? I pray that in this busy month of shopping, parties, family, baking, etc we all take time every day to stop and be still so we can hear that still small voice.