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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pastor's Weekly Message

"O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"  Psalm 8:9

There is so much that is grand that the Creator has put before us, and sometimes it is right before us indeed.  The wonders of nature provide remind me of majesty again and again.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I return again to the back yard.
There was a chance to mow grass and then take in the picture.  The smell of freshly cut grass, warm sunshine, blue sky, a few fluffy white clouds, flowering trees, walking around them again and again to see the variety of bees and other tiny winged creatures who are doing the work that will bring forth delicious fruit in just a few short months.  (The fact that most of this can be explained scientificly does not detract from the majesty a bit for me.  The awe remains.)
But majesty can come in so many ways.  It came the other day when I received a smile while visiting someone in the ICU at a local hospital.  It was a small smile, partially concealed by an oxygen mask, but a smile in those circumstances, after all that had transpired, was majestic.  I left that place smiling myself that day.  Smiling about prayers answered and the surprising presence of the Creator's majesty in all kinds of places, in sometimes the seeming smallest of things.
What will make us smile today?  In what will we see the majestic name of our Lord?
In Christ,
Pastor Randy
"Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the saints we laud your majesty and might.  By the resurrection of your Son, show yourself to us and inspire us to follow Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever."
This Week
Wednesday evening Vesper Service 6:30 pm
Thursday 4/15  Council Meeting  7:00 pm
Sunday 4/18 @ 9:45 am Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting
Sunday 4/18 @ 10:00 am Adult Class begins the discussion on "The Shack"
please read through chapter 4
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