For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Consider what has transpired in the last six months:
- COVID-19. Aside from the infection and mortality rates, this disease has impacted just about every part of our lives in some way.
- Racial Inequality. We clearly have much to do on this issue.
- The Democrats and Republicans held their conventions. The race for president is on, and if the ugliness to date is any indicator, it will be get mean. Sadly.
- Hurricane Laura pummeled the coast of Louisiana and Texas.
There have been many other stressors, and this doesn’t even cover the day to day issues each of us deals with. There is no doubt about it, life has been harder for most of us in 2020. I suspect it may even get harder. Millions of people are unemployed. That always impacts homelessness and the number of people who are food insecure. That, in turn, raises the level of stress even more.
If ever there was a time to be seeking God, it is now.
As we do that, we need to remember that God has not left us, we have not been abandoned. As Romans 8 reminds us, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ – not pandemics, natural disasters, politicians, skin color or anything else! We must never forget this. Some days, as it feels like everything around us is crashing down, all we can say is, “At least I know God loves me,” and that, friends, may be all we need to get through today. Maybe even to get through all of this.
As we prepare to send our kids to school, respond to the hurricane, live with the pandemic and elect a president for the next four years, remember, God’s love will not leave us – no matter what is happening today, God’s love for us is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Friends, I hope you are encouraged, because no matter how chaotic the world is, God is not changing.
Save the Steeple
We are only $2500 away from fully funding the project! The session would like to do that as quickly as possible. Please consider an additional gift for the steeple project, that we may celebrate 100% completion of this project! The session would like to announce the official end of the project at the October session meeting. Let’s see if we can wrap this up by the beginning of October!