I came across something special in my devotional readings yesterday morning, and I wish to share it with you. It comes from Sarah Young’s devotional Jesus Calling.
I have always been one to worry about what other people think about me. It comes from my upbringing. Does so and so like me? I bet they don’t like me. Did I dress right? Did I say the right thing? How come I can’t think of the right thing to say? Was my sermon/Valley Voice article/email blast okay? The list goes on, and I am sure you can add your own. They are old tapes that play in my head, and even though it doesn’t happen as much as it used to, it is still a battle to tame them.
Sarah Young’s devotional began this way: “Beware of seeing yourself through other people’s eye.”
All right then.
Keeping in mind that her devotional is written as if God is speaking to you, she goes on, “It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes. My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin.”
What hit me is the fact that God looks at us with eyes untainted by sin. When people view us with their thoughts and ideas, they are filtered through humanity with all its moods and emotions, and yes, sins.
God’s gaze on us is perfect. “Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved.”
Can I hear an Amen?!
As was announced on Sunday, Rev. John Dunham had open heart bypass surgery yesterday afternoon. His surgery lasted into the evening and all went well.
Please keep John (who was an associate pastor here for 13 years) in your prayers.
Reach for the Stars Challenge with our new exercise class under the solar panels.
Join our challenge here at VPC in October to become the Biggest User of exercise.
Join us at Distance Socializing & Fitness Fun
7am – 7:45 am Tuesdays & Thursdays under the solar panels.
Stretch Tubing can be purchased for $5.00 at class meetings.
Wear comfortable, breathable clothing, and bring a water bottle and towel. Folding chairs will be provided.
Early registration is recommended
Class Fee $25.00 per month.
*Drop-In’s welcome if space allows, call instructor;
Drop-In Fee $5.
Cash or personal checks accepted.
*All precautions and measures will be taken to provide a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for all involved. Masks should be worn to and from class and at check-in. Sufficient distancing will allow mask removal once seated unless students leave the immediate area of their chairs for any reason.
Instructor, Vivian L. Sanchez, E-RYT 500
Certified Pilates, Yoga and Level II, Yoga for Golfers Instructor
Call 520/312-4810 to sign-up, ask questions and/or for more details
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2800 S CAMINO DEL SOL
GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85622