This Week at JMPC 3.3.19

When I was growing up, I spent a good deal of time in the summer water skiing on Edinboro Lake. In the spring the underwater weeds grew thick around the bank of the lake. We skied in those weeds because it was calm. But when we fell, the weeds were awful. It felt like they were wrapping themselves abound you and pulling you under. If you were near the bank, you might be tempted to stand up, but the bottom was just deep, gooey cold muck. It was all you could do not to scream and panic while waiting for the boat to come back and get you. And all our lives are just like that sometimes! We fall into and get tangled among the weeds. When we try to get out, we have no footing. The more we struggle the worse it gets. It’s awful! Its – “the pits”! The miry bog. Who here cannot stand up and tell of a time in your life when you felt like that? Maybe some of us are there right now. If not now, we all will be there sooner or later. That is where the Psalmist was when he wrote Psalm 40. What does the Psalmist recommend? Praise God! Why? Because God will pull us out. Then what? Well, come and hear about it this week when Pastor Jeff preaches “Waiting on the Lord …” based on Psalm 40. We will look forward to seeing you.


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