Dear Pinedale Family, I’m always excited for a new year, but somehow the turn of the calendar to 2023 has awakened a new level of anticipation in me. The past few years have been challenging, to say the least. We have walked together through a worldwide pandemic, social unrest and two incredibly contentious elections. All the while, we have continued to worship and pray with all our might for God to move in a fresh way through our culture.
I believe that prayer is being answered before our eyes. The turmoil of the past three years has created brand-new opportunities to share the Gospel. Many people who have been discipled by social media are craving connection. Many people who have been discipled by the media are craving truth. Many people who have been discipled by the voice of a rapidly changing culture are craving to understand their true identity. And here we are, the Church of Jesus Christ, shining light in the darkness.
Put simply, I believe we have some defining years ahead of us. I believe that God is doing something new, and my prayer for you and for me is that God will give us eyes to see it so we can join Him! We are the Church of Jesus Christ, put on this earth for just such a time as this, and we have work to do!