Note from Pastor Dave

Almost 40 years ago two Voyager spacecrafts were launched to  explore interstellar space. Included on the spacecraft were  recordings of sounds and images from Earth that other intelligent  life might interpret to get an idea about humans. Recently several  people were discussing if the opportunity came to create another recording of sounds and images of earth what would people want to include this time. Technology has greatly increased the capacity of recordings and so there was the possibility of many more things  being included. But one person among the group suggested that  more data (images and sounds) does not necessarily convey an  accurate portrayal of human life. She talked about human beings as more than what we read, more than the music we listen to, or capture as photos. We are greater than the sum of activities we engage in while living.

As Christians we individually need to be able to convey a meaningful portrayal of our Christian faith. Worship is needed, but faith goes beyond worship. Christian faith goes beyond the words print-  ed on paper and called the Bible. Christian faith is more than a name on a membership list. Faith is more than the sum of our  activities. It is what we do because we realize that Christ has  redeemed us from our sins. Faith is how we live day by day and  treat other people as we are motivated by acknowledging the eternal love and grace of God.

In the vastness of space no creature may ever find the Voyager spacecraft and understand those recordings. However, your daily living will be seen by others and hopefully be interpreted so that  they too will want to participate in the Christian faith because it has real meaning as revealed through you.

Pastor Dave

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