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Know God - Part 3

Light for the Way seriesWe invite you to take a peek inside our weekly Light for the Way devotional series provided for staff.

Today’s devotional is part of our 2023 pastoral care theme, “Know God, Love God, Serve God.” See Know God – Part 1 and Know God – Part 2.

By Campus Pastor John Cordova, Lake Minnetonka Shores

Several years ago, my wife and I had the privilege of traveling to Alaska for one week to help conduct Vacation Bible Schools.
During our free time, we ventured on a hiking trip to Yellow Hill. The locals called it a hill. I called it a mountain. When I finally reached the top, I was exposed to exquisite beauty. I could see the North Pacific Ocean with fishing boats trolling for salmon and halibut. The sun was beginning to set behind scattered clouds, shining its rays on the horizon. In the distance, I could see the silhouette of other mountain tops, displaying various colors of gray and blue. The scenery was stunning. While I gazed in awe, I could not help asking myself, How can someone say that there is no God?  
I was witnessing one of the greatest displays of God’s handiwork from my lofty perch. I opened my Bible app on my phone to read Psalm 19:1-2 (NKJV):
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.

Have you ever been so moved by the beauty of nature that you stop and declare the Glory of God for His magnificent creation? Have you ever uttered the words, “There is a God, and I know Him through Jesus, who is the Creator of this world?” The next time you are exploring outdoors, stop for a moment to enjoy the unique artwork of our Great God, which is speaking to us about His Existence.
Campus Pastor John CordovaAbout Campus Pastor John Cordova: I began serving at Lake Minnetonka Shores on February 3, 2020, two months before Covid arrived. I fill the role of director of pastoral care, the greatest job ever. I live in Maple Grove with my wife, and we just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have raised three daughters, and they have given us three wonderful grandsons (hoping for a granddaughter in the future). If we are not with our grandkids, we spend our time socializing with our neighbors.

The Light for the Way series provides staff with an examination of a biblical reading to deepen our focus on scripture. Thank you for engaging with this series as we seek wisdom through prayer and reflection as a Christian Ministry.

Find more in the Light for the Way series:

Know God – Part 1
Know God – Part 2
Get to know us: a Christian ministry
Introducing Light for the Way, a new devotional series

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