Reading:  Psalm 96

Dear Friends,

When you think of God’s mission among the nations, what comes to your mind?  Career missionaries in Papua New Guinea?   Preaching stations in Africa?  Trekking through the jungle of the Amazon?  We often picture God’s mission among the nations as something exotic that happens “over there” somewhere.  Yet, it is impossible to ignore the fact that “the nations” are here working in the Bay Area…studying in the  community….living next door.  How do we go about “announcing among the nations that the Lord is King” right in our own back yard?  Psalm 96 gives us some clues by moving our focus away from ourselves and pointing us the work of the King himself, Jesus Christ.  Because of Him, today we can sing a new song!

Peace, Pastor Aaron