Pastor’s Crossing

To the saints at Stone Mountain:

I am at my desk and the shutters are open. There is not one sliver of sunlight to be seen. Extreme cloudiness is the order of the day. In my heart, however, there is sunshine.

I am learning not to let meteorology determine my mood.

Never one given to depressive thought, I am always finding the brightest moment in the darkest day. Clouds shall not rule me.

In the scriptures, one’s mood is a choice.

 Philippians 4:4 puts it like this:

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (NKJV)

Paul does not frame this as a suggestion or a preference or a good idea. It is a command.

Internally, we may choose sunshine just as easily as we choose cloudiness. Some say they are negative by birth or background. Perhaps that could become a matter of prayer.

Lord, please help me learn to celebrate and to praise you in all things. Restore the joy of my salvation, I pray. I rebuke depressing thoughts and chronic sadness, in the name of Jesus.

Beloved, let us choose joy!

Glad the tomb is empty,

Pastor Farmer

 

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

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