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Choices – A Note From the Pastor

In today’s reading in Deuteronomy 30, Moses reminded the Israelites that there is always a choice.  


Deuteronomy 30:15, 19, 20  “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death.”

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses.”

“You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and committing yourself firmly to Him.”


Choices, we all make them, everyday of our lives.  I read once that an adult will make an average of over 2000 choices every day.  During this test, trial and challenge we are all facing, we will make choices as to how we will address these days both personally, as a family, even as a church.  Remember the opening sentence in Charles Dicken’s classic A Tale of Two Cities.  “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”  Dickens reminds us in this story that it was a time of chaos, conflicts and despair, as well as happiness. 


We too, are in a time of anxiety, worry and the unknown. It all boils down to choice. Is your cup half empty or half full?  If you struggle seeing the good stop a moment and begin to write down all the incredible blessings you are experiencing this very moment.  All of us need to choose as to how we will live during, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


God is so incredibly good. God is right here.  God loves us, God is for us! He is not somewhere else, removed from your circumstances. He is right here in the middle of it all. Thank You, Lord. Please let us know your prayer requests and your physical needs.  We are all in this together.


Building Together,

Rory Whitney, Candlewood Church Omaha Pastor 


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