Staff

jonmossJon Moss – Pastor
Phone: 319-651-4883
Email: jon.moss@iaumc.net

Finding Your Story in His Story
I came across an album in the basement not long ago. If you simply judge books by their covers, you might pass this book by. I opened it up and it had pictures of our first couple years in Cedar Rapids. As I turned the
pages from one set of pictures to another it brought back good memories of those years.
This album is more than just a collection of pictures, this book of mine is a valued gift. Those first two years were full of challenges with both my mom and dad very ill and all the changes of moving to a new place. The photo album helped me to remember that there were plenty of
good times as well as the challenges.
This is not just any album; this is a book about my family, relatives and dear friends. The stories would probably not be of any interest to you, but they are to me. That’s what happens when you hear part of your story. Something that seems lifeless comes to life. Something that looks dull becomes dynamite, firing up your heart and igniting your imagination. You are reminded that you are part of something bigger than you are, that began before you and will continue on after you.
That is why God wants you to know his story. It’s found in another book. He wants to take you into his house where he has framed photos of your ancestors––folks you may not know––lining the walls of his house.
Stories of a family patriarch named Abraham whose faith was as great as any. A matriarch named Ruth with courage that would make the most hardened warrior proud. A stubborn Jonah and his improbable fish tale. Impetuous Peter and his big mouth. Persistent Paul and his adventures in preaching.
Yet who he wants most of all for you to meet in his story is his son. He desires for you to look long into the eyes of Jesus Christ and hear his claims that what he began in the first chapter of creation he will realize at the last chapter of the New Creation, where a perfect people can live
in a perfect place with their perfect Lord.
The perfect place is on the Storyboard. The question is, “Are you?” You can be there when you find your place in His Story. Our Journey through The Story will begin  September 8th. Will you join us. Let’s be “All In”!
Faithfully yours,
Pastor Jon

September 2019