Devotions from Judy’s heart

I’m sure we have all met people that left a lasting imprint on our lives. When we were in Michigan we met the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran at their 125th anniversary celebration. I was struck by the warmth and love that he expressed to all those around him. He went out of his way to help us all to feel at home and truly has a Pastor’s heart.  He seemed to live in the present moment and was relaxed as he connected with others. When he preached he needed no notes and gave all the glory to God for the 125 years that God was with their church.  He cautioned us not to wish to go back to “The good old days” but to enter into what the Lord has for us now. Although he gave a wonderful sermon, it is God’s love flowing through Him that touched me.  It made think of Matt. 5:16 that I learned as a child,” Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  Pastor’s light shines so brightly!