2022’s theme is: To God be the Glory
1 Peter 4:8-11
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
To God be the Glory! This is so easy to say when we are in the midst of a mission trip and see God show up in big ways! It is so easy to say when we are in church and a song or sermon really speaks to us. It is so easy to say when we receive news that brings relief from a scary situation.
Day to day we may be more likely to give glory to ourselves, our health, our intelligence, our resources, our luck. Peter reminds us that in all things we find ourselves in the hands of God. The One True God who richly blesses us! God blesses us so richly and so selflessly that it is too easy for us to receive the gifts of God and take credit for them!
This year as we gather together to serve and share Jesus, we will remember this simple and powerful truth, “To God be the Glory!” May God’s Love shine through us. May God’s Kindness shine through us. May God’s Gifts shine through us. May God’s Words speak through us. May God’s strength empower us. At all times we will give glory to God through Jesus Christ.
Get ready to see just how amazing God is!