I Love My Church – I Am Thankful For CROSSROADS

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—” ‭‭

1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬


As Thanksgiving Day approaches many are pondering all they are grateful and thankful for. Both Thanksgiving and thankful hashtags will be attached to millions of images for social media to peruse. But there is one image I pray is at the forefront of many of our minds as we approach Thanksgiving: Christ, the Savior of the world, dying for you and me, creating a way. A way for us to not only lay hold of the promise of Heaven after our earthly journey is over, but a way for us to usher in God’s Kingdom here on earth. I pray we are grateful when we see God’s Kingdom on display. I love CROSSROADS CHURCH because I am blessed to see God at work through our community of believers.


Every now and then I get choked up because I get feedback at how much CROSSROADS is making a difference in Lakeville, Minneapolis, and Inver Grove Heights. I was helping at Grocery Giveaway this month and I helped a woman bring groceries to her car. She was an older woman in her 90’s. She said CROSSROADS has literally saved her life. She was struggling to feed her extended family, many who are ill or on disability. Other food shelves rejected giving her enough food because the other family members were too ill to get to the food shelf themselves. She was so grateful for CROSSROADS because we trusted her with ample food for her and her extended family. Now they are getting healthy and are able to get back to work. I prayed with her at the end of our conversation and I loved her response, “How can I be praying for you, Pastor Paul and CROSSROADS CHURCH?”


I am so blessed and many of you are as well. May you share your blessings this Thanksgiving season with others. May you not only recognize God in your midst on Thanksgiving but throughout the year. May we all move from Thanksgiving people to a “Thanksliving” community of Christ followers.


In Christ’s love and service,

Pastor Paul Marzahn