Have you ever felt as if God was so far away that you could not feel her? That the problems you are facing are so bad that God must not care? If so, I bring you Good News! Our faith lies not in our feelings. Our faith lies in the reassurance that the Creator does hear you, whether you feel her presence or not! Look at Job....Look at Psalm 22.... "My God! My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" the psalmist wrote. The lament continues..... I am forsaken....I am desolate...but wait verse 25 says "From you comes my praise in the great congregation ...those who seek him shall praise the Lord...all the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord" This lament comes right before the well known 23rd Psalm "The Lord is my shepherd....." What we see here is that during those dark nights of the soul when we feel adrift, alone, we are reminded we are not. God has said she will never forsake us and she does not. God is the constant in our life. A life that is ever-changing.
God requires but three things from us: to seek justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God, even when we feel God is ten light years away. It sounds so simple doesn't it? But we have learned on our life journey these are impossible tasks for us to complete on our own. Sometimes our eyes are blind and our hearts hardened to the degree that we do not see injustices around us. We fail to be what God has called us to be. We seek our own satisfaction at the expense of others....No, we don't murder or steal, so we have to be good, right? But I would say that each of us must answer for ourselves "What am I doing to help those who have no voice?" Blessings on each of you.
Schedule for Communion on the Charge is thus:
1st Sunday: Capon Chapel 1 pm
2nd Sunday: Central 9:30 am
3rd Sunday: Capon Bridge 11 am
4th Sunday: North River Mills 1 pm
We are moving forward , spreading the Gospel of love and grace. Will you not join us in this effort? The rewards are heavenly! See you Sunday, Alanna