Pastor's Corner

"O taste and see that the Lord is good..." Psalm 34:8a

Dear Friends:

Summer is upon us. The days are longer and the nights we hope are cooler. Summer means sunny hot days, vacations, swimming, children home, 4th of July celebrations, fishing, boating, sand, bare feet, picnics and barbeques. We are blest to live in the Garden State which translates into plump, juicy Jersey tomatoes and sweet jersey corn! YUM! But best of all it means good food, often shared with family and friends.

The bible often speaks of food, of God providing a table of rich foods and fine wines; a table spread and an overflowing cup; a banquet table, suppers shared with friends; feeding multitudes with fish and bread, and feeding friends with wine, bread and fish sandwiches.

The psalmist tells us to "taste and see that the Lord is good." God is good and provides all we need. This summer as we are caught up in all the fun and play; remember it is God who has blessed us with all this goodness.

During the summer time of relaxation and fun, whether here in Jersey or in some other state, remember it is God who gives us all good things. As we bite into those red, red tomatoes, and sweet, yellow corn, let us give thanks to God for all the abundance, all the gifts God has provided.

So, be safe, have fun, relax, renew and praise God. Have a wonderful summer.

In Christ,