Pastor's Corner



In the words of the old hymn by Harry Emerson Fosdick, “Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.”

 

Each Sunday we spend time in prayer for discernment as to what God would have us do as we move forward into the future. There is a great deal of chatter and, I am sure concern, about our future, but I want us to be faithful as a congregation. That is I want us to place our complete faith in what God is calling us to do and where God is calling us to be.

 

Like the Israelites wandering for 40 years we have a sense of wanting to know where God is taking us. It feels a bit like we are wandering in the desert trying to find our way and asking God what’s next?

 

Let God lead us… it is difficult being in transition and not knowing what lies ahead, but if you think about it, we never know what lies ahead, we only think we do. So peace in transition is a calming of the spirit to allow ourselves to be open enough to hear God’s still small voice within us.

 

I hear the comments of how things use to be...and I know we all get a little nostalgic for the old days… but, nostalgia can be dangerous. If we idealize the past in ways that make the present pale in comparison we are robbed of the present delight of God and the future of hope. However, if nostalgia warms our hearts and gives us an appreciation for the ways God has blessed us as a congregation in the past, then it can be a wonderful moment for giving thanks.

 

The 'good olds', no matter how good, are nothing compared to what God is calling us to do in the future. Look back with joy and ahead with promise.

 

“ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven….” Ecclesiastes 3:1



 

Blessings,

                             Rev. Jenn

 

 

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