Gen 48:1-49:33, Matt 15:29-16:12Psalm 20:1-9, Prov 4:20-27

Let your eyes look directly forward,
    and your gaze be straight before you.
 Keep straight the path of your feet,
    and all your ways will be sure. (Prov 4:25-26)

How often do we find looking back, trying to hold on to the comforts of what we know?  Forward can be scary because it is unknown.  Yet this is the path we are called to walk.  New is also exciting and full of promise.  Together, we strengthen existing relationships and form new.  Forward, we also will make mistakes and experience failure.  But this is where we grow and are strengthened.

This was much of what Jesus was warning with the yeast of the Pharisees.  The Pharisees were comfortable with the way it was and liked holding on.  Our way is different.  May we keep straight the path of our feet and follow the sure way.

Peace my friends,

Pastor Rob