Lutherville, Maryland 21093
Rev. James "Jay" DeMent
Pastor Jay's Article
The Pastor's Messages from "The St. John's Story" for July 2008
A little boy one day writes a letter to God. It looks something like this:
And then there is the story of a little girl in Sunday school who said that God was in her bathroom at home. When pressed for details she explained that, "Every morning my Dad comes out in the hall, bangs on the bathroom door, and yells, 'God, are you still in there?'"*
Where is God in your life?
Now I know there are times in our lives when God seems to be absent. In those times we question where God is or why God hasn't helped. When sadness, loneliness, and despair overwhelm us like the waves of the perfect storm we cry out for some kind of relief.
And there are times when we feel that our faithfulness has gone unnoticed and unrewarded by God. We try as hard as we can to make things work only to run into one brick wall after another. Frustration and desperation beat us down like sledge hammers on a fence post.
Or perhaps you are simply broken and have lost all desire to go on with life; especially when you cannot even find any of the pieces that are left.
Well, my friend, I have been with you and my scars are deep. Loneliness, financial desperation, feelings of worthlessness, and death has been not only been at my door but has lived in my home. Yet I am a witness to the faithfulness of God. Like the Psalmist I can say:
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done.
I am Pastor Jay and I invite you to come and hear God's Word proclaimed through personal witness and testimonies as we together find hope and joy this Sunday.
Together in Christ,