Hindsight is so often 20/20 vision. I have often wished to know the outcome of many of the parts of my journey in life before coming through the trials and challenges. I have come to believe the truth of the poem “Footprints.” I believe God does indeed carry us when we are feeling so overwhelmed by the circumstances of life that we would not be able to go on. I have looked back at my experiences and identified the times when it simply had to be God showing up to carry me that got me through.
More and more, I look for the places and spaces in my journey where God is actively at work in my life. Caring, nudging, holding me close – these are just some of the ways I have experienced God’s goodness toward me in times of challenging uncertainty. I hear these testimonials from many of you, so I know I am not alone.
The days we are living through now are filled with challenging uncertainty. To keep folks healthy, we are following the guidelines of our bishop, governor, and the CDC. Our not being able to gather for worship, fellowship, and study gives the feeling of even more challenging uncertainty.
Let me remind you; we are still the church! We are sharing our worship service on our church website and the church Facebook page. We are reaching out by our “robo” calling system. If you are not getting these calls, please call the church office to be added to the list. Also, if you know of folks who don’t have internet service to watch the church service, please alert the office so we can reach out in other ways.
Volunteers are now beginning to call our people each week to check-in, see if folks have any needs, and offer a prayer to those who want to pray with a friend. If you aren’t receiving a call over the next week, it means we don’t have your number. Please call the office to get us your phone number.
Lastly, I want to share with you the scripture I posted on my Facebook page today:
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.“Jeremiah 29:11-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Grace and Peace,