The rain stopped and Saturday was a great day for the Republican Women’s Home Tour. After the rain, the bluebonnets were bursting with color and the creeks were running over the rocks. Thanks to the women for a great opportunity to see what some people have done to both old and new houses.
The church picnic in the park moved into the Fellowship Hall because of the dampness and the wind. But we had fun sharing sandwiches, salads and goodies and just being together to visit. Maybe in a few weeks we can mow the grass. But we really enjoy the rain and the cool weather as we wait for summer.
This is the weekend for the wedding of Amy Drapela and Lee Jordan. Kenneth and Virginia Durst will celebrate their anniversary on April 23rd. And Lois Koock has a birthday party on April 23rd. Dale Hall celebrates his birthday on April 26th.
Carolyn Vater reported that her sister Marci is home from the hospital and healing nicely. Ella Reynolds is also out of the hospital and continues to heal at home. Continue your prayers for Andrew Kothmann, Pearl Leifeste, Anna Grace Durst and Etta Marie Mutschink. Willeda Rea will finish her treatments this week.
Rev. Krause titled his sermon "Waiting to Feed Us." The Gospel lesson comes from John 21:1-14. In His third appearance to the disciples after He had risen from the dead, Jesus was standing on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The disciples had gone fishing all night but had caught nothing. Jesus asked them "Children, do you have any fish?" He called them children because He was their Heavenly Father. When they said they had no fish, Jesus told them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. They did and their nets were over-filled with fish but did not break. Together they dragged the full net on shore, Jesus was cooking some fish and bread and He told them to bring more fish for breakfast. They had caught 153 fish.
The disciples knew that it was their risen Lord who had made their fishing successful. He was back among them after death and resurrection. He had provided for their needs and protected their nets from damage. He had a fire ready to cook their breakfast.
Jesus was there to restore their faith and confidence in Him. He would always be there for them and us. He showed them His great love. He had fed them physically and spiritually.
Jesus will always be here to feed us. He will give you a new heart. Stop during your busy day and listen to the voice of Jesus Christ. Spend some special time with Jesus and let Him fill your heart.
The Lord is waiting for you. He is with us in the silence of each day, waiting for us to surround Him and grow closer to Him each day.