CROSS OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH

"A worshiping and serving community proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ."

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Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

95 Cambridge Drive

Aberdeen, New Jersey 07747

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A Spiritual Meal From The Rev. Gary E. Costa, our Pastor

"There's More" - May 2018


Physical and Mental growth for human beings resembles a Bell Curve. We ascend to a peak and then the descent starts. Parents of little ones quietly whisper “please don’t knock her over”, when their child is with other children. Soon that whisper becomes “please don’t knock anyone over.” At some point in our adult lives we begin to forget things or we have less interest in new information or new methods. 

Spiritual growth is different though. It is always ascending, even when other parts of our existence are on the decline. Of course there are ups and downs if we monitor our position from day to day. To use an economic term, sometimes we are increasing at an increasing rate and sometimes we are increasing at a decreasing rate, but over the years we continue to grow spiritually. 

John 15: 1 says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit He prunes to make it bear more fruit.” The believers are the fruit bearing branches and we are pruned to bear more fruit. This is an ongoing process. God is forever drawing us in deeper. He always has more to reveal to us. We realize that our life on earth is a journey into eternity and not just a quest in and of itself. Many of us are on the other side of the Bell Curve but we’re still going up.


God's Peace,


Pastor Gary

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