Good morning: Remember learning to ride a bicycle? Did it seem like an impossible skill to master? Do you recall the sense of accomplishment when you finally made it all the way down the block without falling or having to take your feet off the pedals? “I did it!” you told yourself. What gave you the determination to keep at it? It’s likely that you were not alone. Mom or Dad were probably there encouraging you, ready to jump in and pick you up if you swerved and crashed. Whether it’s riding a bike, crossing a busy street for the first time, getting a summer job, or moving into the first home of your own, it’s reassuring to know that someone has your back. You’re not alone. No matter what our age or place in life, the Lord wants us to know that we are not alone. He provides parents, spouses, teachers, friends and others for support. But even more importantly, He Himself is always there. He loves you so much that He personally watches out for you. He knows every hair on your head and every anxious thought of your heart. He never grows tired of listening to your prayers day and night. He never says, “There’s nothing I can do.” Before you even ask, He knows how He will help. “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Ps. 91:11). The Lord doesn’t just stand by and step in occasionally if we need Him. He is the Savior who rescued us from certain eternal death and punishment by suffering the death of the cross. We have new life and hope because of Jesus. We can’t take any of the credit. We have direction and purpose only through faith in Jesus. Left to ourselves, we would wander off like sheep and be lost. Praise the Lord for He never leaves us alone. No matter what the day holds, Jesus is there to forgive, encourage, and direct. “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” (Prov. 16:3). With every success, instead of saying, “I did it,” we can joyfully say, “The LORD has done great things for us!” (Ps. 126:3). Yours in Christ, Pastor Services tomorrow are at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. and adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Bible class will continue the review of the hymnal, Lutheran Service Book. From Principal Tiefel: The Ram Page Click here to view the May issue of the Messiah School newsletter. K4/K5 Round-Up The school invites any children eligible for preschool or kindergarten next year to join us for a morning of fun on May 13, from 9:30-11:30 AM. The registration can be found here. Please share the link with anyone you know who might be interested!