Immanuel United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


Truly Living the Dream

Immanuel, as we approach the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, I am thinking about his dream and our dreams as a Christian family. On December 17th various members of our family came together to discuss who we are as a Christian family and how do we attract others to be part of our family. I was truly blessed to hear our family members discuss what they love about Immanuel. What I was able to glean from that meeting is how committed we are to Christ teaching to live in God’s ministry here at Immanuel.

I will be reciting Rev. King’s “I Have Dream Speech” as part of our MLK service on January 14, 2018. I sure many of you have heard the speech several times, however when you hear this time I hope you would think about what it is that we can continue to do to live out that dream in our lives. I know that it may seem like the divisions in our society are strong. However, I am encouraged by our family that truly works hard to love one another and tries to be a beacon of light in the Eastpointe community. I know that we make mistakes and sometimes we get it wrong, but what I have seen is that we never stop trying to live the dream of Agape Love for all that Christ gave his life for.

I will leave with the dream of the coming Christ from Isaiah 11:6-9

6The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.
7The cow and the bear will graze. Their young will lie down together, and a lion will eat straw like an ox.
8A nursing child will play over the snake’s hole; toddlers will reach right over the serpent’s den.
9They won’t harm or destroy anywhere on my holy mountain. The earth will surely be filled with the knowledge of the LORD, just as the water covers the sea

 Amen!

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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