From the Pastor’s desk...
Dear friends in Christ,
We are in the midst of our Lenten journey. The cross and resurrection in the gospels of Mark and John are before us on weekends. Our Wednesday series is “Homing in God”.
Joan called this morning on her drive to work to report seeing a flock of snow geese flying over head. For centuries the geese have responded to the call of the seasons journeying south in the fall and back to Canada in the spring to hatch their young and raise a family as they homed in God’s world.
God gave life to you! We are invited find our home in Him. The image of home brings to mind the place where we live in gracious repetition and invitation. The same door opens. I hear familiar voices. I look into the same loving eyes and take up the responsibilities. But these words seem too tame for love.
If you want to see home watch the children. In every mood, whatever their need, they turn toward home. Sometimes with a tear on each cheek or a secret too good to contain, sometimes with a question that won’t wait or just tired and hungry like the prodigal with our confession and seeking comfort from the rubble of broken dreams we come. Here are ears that will listen and a mind that will understand, a wisdom that informed from experience. We come to hear our name, to be hugged and helped and cherished and receive unconditional love. We will find all of this as we live in faith and find our home in God.
The geese remind me that as I journey through my day and life and navigate the diverse experiences of life, God is with me. He has been the dwelling place for the generations who have gone
before us. They tell us to have faith and to place our trust in
Jesus and find life. He is my rock and foundation. He is the vine that will feed, nourish and strengthen me. He welcomes me with his love. He helps me to know that God is my loving parent. He blesses me with the gift of each day so I am thankful and can live without fear. He fills me with hope. I can pray to Him. No
matter how important or powerful or insignificant I may feel Luther said, “Jesus is the word of God in whom I will trust alone.” I will find my home in God as I place my trust in him. What song are you singing as you live? I think of the words to the hymn “Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey.”
Let’s make this the best Lent and may God bless our journey.
God bless, P. D.