Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you: the birds of the air and they will tell you..." Job 12:7

That certainly seems to be the case time and time again.  Teach especially of the beauty, complexity and vast nature of the Creator's handiwork.  Just sitting, looking at the back yard does it for me.  Watching the birds flitting all about.  A robin hopping seemingly aimlessly, suddenly stopping and tilting his head and then striking into the grass and coming with at least part of a meal for those waiting at home. Seeing a crow who has caught a garter snake but deciding better of keeping the catch and dropping the writhing creature into the yard.  Watching the butterflies drifting by, appearing almost weightless in the breeze.  Listening to the songs, and the scoldings as well.  Seeing a couple of nests and houses, all under a watchful eye and a warm presence. 
They are a fascination to me.  They are but a small part of all the show that never ceases, if I but take the time to take at least some of it in.  I didn't ask a question, but an answer was provided none the less.  In this world of toil and strife we are but a part of the creation, and in taking a view of another part of creation the toil and strife might be lessened for a moment at the very least.
In praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy
"Thank you for your many and various gifts Lord.  May we strengthened by them, respect them as part of your mighty work, and preserve them so that others might enjoy their beauty as well.  Amen."
Keep in mind that this Sunday our Youth Choir will be singing about the animals.  Remember this Sunday also begins our summer schedule.


THURSDAY    1:30 - 7:00 pm  Red Cross Blood Drive
                      6:30 p  Men's Night @ Old Chicago Pizza