June 15, 2009

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
 This past Sunday we remembered Joy Hoffman. Joy had been the pastor here at Logan from 1994-1999 when she died at the age of 45. We shared stories of her time with us and I read one of her sermons which focused on the above text from Galatians. As we did so I was struck by the fact that God’s spirit was still producing fruit through Joy even though she has been dead for ten years. Yesterday in the sanctuary the love, joy, and peace of God that people experienced in Joy continued blossom and was very real even to those of us who had never met her. What a grand thing! Wouldn’t you wish that to be your legacy, that after you are gone others continue to experience the love, joy and peace of God because they knew you. In many ways Joy was special. In some ways she was just like you and I. What God did through Joy, God can also do through us. This week open yourself to the fruit of the Spirit that God can cause to bloom through you.



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