July 2019 – From the Pastor’s Desk

Greetings Dear Ones,
Has someone ever asked you how you know there is a God?
I love the story of the little boy who was out flying a kite. It was a fine day to go kite-flying, the wind was brisk, and large billowy clouds were blowing across the sky. The kite went up and up until it was entirely hidden by the clouds.
“What are you doing?” a man asked the little boy.
“I’m flying a kite,” he replied.
“Flying a kite, are you?” the man said, “How can you be sure? You can’t see your kite.” 
“No,” said the little boy, “I can’t see it, but every little while I feel a tug, so I know for sure that it’s there!
Don’t take anyone else’s word for God. Find Him for yourself, and then you too will know by the wonderful, warm tug on your heartstring, that He is there, for sure.
What’s important for us to know, not everyone has some of the same knowledge and/or experiences of God as you do! If you look around, sometimes it is really difficult to see God. For me, it has been a common thought for me. Our family has gone through so much over the last 19 months or so and even though I have faith in knowing God is there, I still cry out for God to make himself known. And the best part of all, is that God does make himself known. (Sorry for the pronouns.) Someone might have the perfect words for me at the most awesome time, an obvious and needed answer to prayer makes itself known, a wall comes crashing down in a relationship, a hug is offered, you now what I’m talking about and what those things do to your spirit. I share this because we are all called to be the hands and feet of God.
To provide those moments of making God visible in the most appropriate and important moments. And often, we don’t take those moments seriously enough…God is always nudging and encouraging us to step out of our comfort zone and share, uplift and care for each other.
In the midst of some of this journey of the last months, someone shared this picture with me…..at a time when I really needed to know that God was present in the midst of all that was happening around us and that it was going to be okay. We don’t always know what okay is going to look like, but seeing God at least gives us peace in knowing he’s close enough to care. In a world that doesn’t offer a lot of hope sometimes, our ability to share God is soooo important…how are you able to share when the need arises?…maybe it’s time to think about that…
God’s love,