Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is one of my favorite hymns.
Come Thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace, Streams of mercy never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise…
And then in the third verse is the key to this hymn, “Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God
I love. Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it. Seal it for Thy courts above!”
I think if the disciple Peter had a theme song, this might be it and John 10:10 might be his verse. This Lent we will journey with Peter throughout his faith journey and following Jesus. Peter is great because he speaks his mind, asks questions, is one of Jesus’ closest friends, gets things wrong and then gets things right. He is my kind of disciple.
Starting February 14, [Valentine’s Day is Ash Wednesday], we begin to travel with Peter, to explore his faith journey. Devotionals will be available Sunday the 11th. March Wednesday nights on Zoom folks are welcome to dig into Bible Study. Sunday mornings, we will bring our questions and our own faith journeys alongside Peter as we seek to get closer to Jesus.
If you were to map out your faith journey, what stops would you name along the way? Where does your journey begin? What rest stops did you take? Where did you find yourself wandering? Where did you get in trouble along the way? Where did Jesus come and rescue you? Where did others join you in the journey?
As we travel with Peter, I pray we will find hope in the example, realness and faithfulness of Peter. I pray this Lent will be a blessing in your journey and for the next parts of our traveling with Jesus. May grace and peace be your traveling partners.
SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Lenten Retreat ~ Saturday, February 24, 8:30am-1:00pm
Again, this year, Kingston Presbyterian Church will join Dayton, Grace, Dutch Neck, Hightstown, and Cranbury churches for our Lenten Retreat. It will be a morning of meaning alongside fellow Presbyterians, neighbors and friends at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 177 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Registration information coming soon so save the date!