Excite, Encourage & Empower Disciples For Christ
This is our mission at Griffith First United Methodist!
We would like to welcome any to the house of God. We open our arms to those who thirst for God’s word and guidance. Wherever you are on God’s path, we welcome you to this church with open arms and fellowship. We are located on Cline Avenue across from Strack’s in Griffith.
Again, thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Pastor’s Blog – May, 2013
I am amazed. Yes, I am truly amazed at what the creator of everything does in and around my life and the lives of others. I am blessed to be a United Methodist pastor and to have wide eyed incredible people in my life. Now you might think that I finally broke down and bought a lottery ticket but that is not the case.
In April I celebrated my 60th year of living in the grace and mystery of a holy God. For some that milestone means the beginning of the end. But for me it has meant a time of reflection about the absolute fact that God loves me. I don’t know why God loves me and I really don’t care why, but God does and that is played out every day in my life in the lives of others around me.
People have heard me say that I am the most blessed person on earth and sometimes they are confused because they know that my life has been fraught with the brokenness of the world; it has and so has yours. Maybe the difference is that I know that God loves me and there is no way I have earned that love nor do I deserve God’s love. God loves me because God is God and you and I are precious in his sight.
It has been 21,600 days since God allowed be to draw breath and in those days I would not change a thing. God loves me. I am blessed. As long as I have breath I will tell the story of God’s love. Each day is complete in itself and I never count on tomorrow. Today God loves you. Today is the day you have. There is no other day but today. God loves me. God loves you too. This summer slowdown enough to feel God’s incredible love, to know God’s love, to rest in God’s unbelievable love and then take the time to tell someone, anyone, that God loves you.
I was asked if there was ever a time when I wasn’t smiling. Yes there are times when I am not smiling. Those are the times I forget that God loves me and there is nothing you or I can do about it. When you see me and the smile is gone please remind me that God loves me and I will do the same for you. God loves me. God loves you too. Live in God’s love.
In JC, Randy