“Getting to know you”

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“Getting to Know You”     posted by Pastor Rob-  Friedens Tydings February, 2016 

In the book of Jeremiah, we hear God speak saying in Chapter 1, verse 5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

I think this is true for all of us…God knows us from day one, and hopes that we will take the time to get to know God.

It was with this thought that my mind wandered to Julie Andrews singing “Getting to Know You” in “The King and I.” The joy expressed is not from having someone getting to know the singer, but the singer has got-ten to know others.

In today’s world, it is becoming easier to know some basic facts about a person by going onto the computer and reading their profile, whether professional or social. But while this gets us the basic facts, it doesn’t really give us a chance to get to know the person. But…when you take the time to get to know someone a truly en-joyable and uplifting journey may begin.

As Lent comes upon us in what could be a very cold & gloomy February, I have a suggestion to help raise your spirits….get to know God, and get to know someone. Take time with the Bible or some other devotional/educational reading, and take the time to have a conversation with someone you never really gave yourself a chance to know. Sitting down and getting to better know God/someone most certainly takes time, but the pro-cess can be one that makes your spirit, well, in Julie’s words, “Bright and Breezy,” as you grow closer to God/someone day by day.

Pastor Rob