May 2022

From Brian Albert, a servant and pastor of Jesus Christ; to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (1 Peter 1:1)
“April showers bring May flowers.” May flowers bring…. Pilgrims of course. Just remember, before they were Called “Dad” jokes, they were simply known as “Bad” jokes. Bad jokes or not, I thing we can all do with a little more laughter in our lives. I have to keep reminding
myself that life is too short to put up with Debbie Downer and Boohoo Billy. I shouldn’t have to remind you, but they are all over the place. They even snuck into the church. They bring misery and they love company. The glass is half empty and things are worse than you know.
So what if it is half empty? There’s still half a glass of water! And of course, things are worse than we know. All we have to go on is the media. C’mon man. So, the world is going to hell. There is nothing new there if you read your Bible. You already knew that. The waiter said to the horse “Hey buddy, why the long face?” The horse replied “Well, I’m a horse.” What’s your excuse?
Look at it this way: Jesus said that we will always have wars and rumors of wars, but we shouldn’t be alarmed. You know this: Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom, famines and earthquakes in various places. Sound familiar? Look at Matthew 24: starting at verse 4. Jesus also said his joy will be in us and our joy may be complete. He said we will rejoice and no one will take away our joy. Just look up joy in your Bible! Pretty simple. If you are grateful you won’t
grumble. If you are a grumbler, you are not grateful. Why would you hang out with people
like that? The turkeys will always tell you that you can’t fly. Be an eagle. Life is too short for
that. Amen?
In His service- Pastor Brian