Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren

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Pastor Erin’s Words

Have you ever wondered what it means to be really happy? Maybe that seems like an unreachable reality to you right now and you would be content with a moment to just breathe and rest if only for a few seconds.  Does this sound like you?

I’m assuming that you are reading these words because you are looking for something, a word of hope for your soul that will allow you to take that momentary breath and find what this life doesn’t seem to offer. 

If this sounds like you then I would like to tell you about a man in the Bible in Acts chapter 3 that was born crippled. His only means of survival was begging for money and food from others. His friends would carry him outside the temple each day and allow him to beg from the people going to worship. The crippled man has been doing the same thing for 40 years.

Can you imagine that?  I mean 40 years I’m sure that he had to have all but given up hope of anything changing his situation. But, one day 2 men named Peter and John are on their way to worship when they see the crippled man. They say something revolutionary; they say “Look at us”. The first word of hope that I want to give to you is one of companionship. Peter and John didn’t just want to help the man but they wanted him to “see them” and also to know that he was being seen! The crippled man gets excited because he believes that he is about to get some money.

You know money, that thing that the world tells you will fix all of your problems and make everything better. Is that what you’re thinking now?  If we will take the time to be honest with ourselves we know that money isn’t the answer. Look at all the movie stars and sports figures who have lots of money and yet they still aren’t happy. Peter and John offer the crippled man something else.

They say “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene get up and walk”!

What they are offering to the crippled man is the same thing that I will offer to you now .I will offer you the power of the Holy Spirit to enter into your life and change you and your situation completely. How can I offer this? Because it is the very thing that I received from Jesus Christ and it is the power in my life that has allowed me to be happy and take a deep breath and rest in the presence of God!

If you would like to know more about how to find true happiness and contentment use the link at the top of this page to e-mail me and I would love to talk to you more. If you take this opportunity I promise you will experience the comfort of “being seen” maybe for the first time in your life! 

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