The strangest sensation blew through the church offices with the mid-October breeze. For the first time in ages- we felt contentment. Don’t get me wrong- the world is still broken; several of our families are struggling. Yet, a wave of peace blew through the office as we prepared lessons, attended classes, wrote sermons, paid bills, and sanitized surfaces.
In the last few weeks, I’ve laughed so hard that my stomach hurt. I’ve been invited into the most honest conversations: from fear of death to hope for 2021, from anger at the virus to hope that we will not be so judgmental when it’s over, from immeasurable loss to the joy of seeing an unmasked smile.
There is so much to lament. Yet, in our worship, classes, and fellowship opportunities- there is a growing and abiding sense of wholeness and joy. My prayer for all of you is that the October winds and November rains will wash over your soul and bring an abiding sense of God’s peace and tranquility.
In love and gratitude,