May 17, 2020 | Pastor Jared Carlson
Passage: Ephesians 5:18-33
Good News People know the importance of the family. Marriage was the first institution ordained by God. Its purpose was to celebrate that we are image bearers of God; and thus, we have been given this gift to live in intimate relationship, procreate life, and steward the gifts of this creation (household). But marriage is also a beautiful image of Christ and the Church: “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her…”
It’s a big world, full of so many different hills and valleys, twists and turns. Such complexities and challenges can quickly remind us that we are fragile people. Our efforts to self-comfort, and self-protect, quickly run out as soon as the stock market tumbles or the toilet paper runs out. Life brings great uncertainty, but Christ brings great assurance! As people called to be united together in Christ, we have been set a part as something different – we are called to be Good News People in a troubled world. Let’s live with such undaunted faith and joy!