January 17th, 2018

Mid Week Musing

This week, along with the students returning to Blacksburg, Radford, and Charlottesville, the staff prayed for my daughter, Rorie. She is loading and driving a truck filled with her belongings to a new city, where she now has an apartment and a job. For the young in particular, life does not stand still.

Life does not stand still for the rest of us, either. In a few weeks a dear friend will be moving to another state to begin a new job, a situation she had no idea she would be facing just 12 months ago. A year ago I did not think I would be saying goodbye to the neighbor who has become my closest friend. Another person in my prayers is considering what to do now that the adult child she moved to Blacksburg to be near has to relocate unexpectedly. Yet another person is in the midst of a decision about when to retire and what retirement may mean. We may think the future is settled, but things happen, and future’s change.

In the midst of change, regular worship can be a constant. We may not know all the hymns from week to week, but we know we can gather and pray, confess our sin, hear the scripture read and proclaimed, and be—at least for a time—in the presence of the boy of the Christ before God. If you are still pondering resolutions for the New Year, why not make regular worship one of them. Life does not stand still, but the still small voice of God never wavers.


Peace, Catherine

This Weeks Scripture Readings
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

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