Dusty-ThompsonHEY REDEEMER

Hey Redeemer,

It’s hard to believe this is the last update letter I’ll be writing for the Worth It Initiative, as our two-year journey together culminated at the end of December. Boy was it a journey – a challenging one at times but so exciting! As your pastor, I have been changed and I believe that we have been changed as a Body of Christ to reflect more deeply that Jesus really is Worth It all!

So, what’s next?  I’d like to encourage you that this is not the end of the Worth It journey.  The Book of Acts details Paul’s journey to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  Like us in the last 2 years, Paul met with much adversity along the way – he was persecuted, jailed, and shipwrecked.  In the last two years alone, we have faced a global pandemic, a hostile political climate, and countless other personal adversities.  Paul said this in Philippians 3 while he was imprisoned:

 13b But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Redeemer, I believe we are called to press on to make Jesus Worth It all in every aspect of our lives. Let’s keep seeking after Him. Let’s keep giving generously. Let’s keep sharing the Gospel. Let’s keep welcoming those that desperately need the hope of Jesus. Let’s keep sending to the ends of the earth. Let’s keep believing that He is the King of Kings.

Grateful to be on this journey with you,