Dear Friends in Christ –

Over the course of the last couple weeks, there has been some ice and snow-pack build up at the bottom of our driveway. Usually, I’m meticulous about the driveway, so I’m not even sure how it happened. Yesterday, I went out and started chipping away at it. At 34*, I figured it was the only time to do it this week. Crazy that scraping ice got me thinking about faith. That ice/snow-pack is kind of like the old sinner in each of us; hard and crusty, holding out as long as it possibly can; until the hammer of the law or the warmth of the gospel’s light begins to break it apart. We’ve all been there: Maybe it’s a hard relationship, so we are guarded; maybe there’s a situation we’re tired of, but we show up begrudgingly.
It’s hard to believe, but the old sinful self really likes this cold weather, because it strengthens the ice. But, man! I love a clean and clear driveway; and it’s a lot easier to navigate too. Life lived in light of the gospel is just better! It’s hard to explain, but you can come experience it for yourself in our fellowship around the Word at Holy Cross!

Living in the warmth and light of the gospel with you, 
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday  
(January 23), you are invited to read: 
John 3:1-21

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