Rev. Brady Abel.
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Sunday, July 21 at 11:15 am (after the 10:00 worship)
We invite you to gather for a brief 15-minute healing service in Grace Chapel.
You may offer prayers of healing for yourself or for others.
We'll offer anointing with oil and the laying on of hands.
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I have had enough endings so far this year. There has been the death of my father, the death of church members, and the death of my plant “Lilly” which I had for nearly eighteen years.
Add to that two of my favorite restaurants (Old Chicago and Dillions at Thunderbird and the 101) both closed. Plus, one of my doctors is retiring.
In addition, we have reached the time of year where our snowbirds have left for the summer months and some of our cherished church folk have left and will stay permanently at their northerly residences.
On a far lower scale of importance, enjoyable TV shows end, products of choice get discontinued, and news personalities depart. So yes, I say enough!
However, my feeling of “enough endings” doesn’t carry much weight. Things change. Endings happen. That’s a fact of life. And yet we know as people of faith that along with the endings we get new beginnings.
I have been working on a sermon of endings and beginnings; of going out and coming in (Psalm 121); of moving from Point A to Point B. And often when we find ourselves in those periods of transitions, we find ourselves waiting; waiting for that new beginning, whatever it might be and however it might look.
The question becomes how do we wait? Is it a time of possibility or penalty? Is it a time of patience or impatience? Will our waiting help us to be productive later or will it be a detriment to our well-being?
Maybe it is a good that summer approaches (officially, June 21 it begins). Maybe these summer months will provide the time to take a deep breath, relax a bit and reflect, and then optimistically look toward the future and to possibilities that only God can offer. That’s going to be my summer plan (along with plenty of air conditioning and water).
So here’s to the ability to sustain through the endings that occur, to wait with calm and content, and to always look forward with faith.
Firmly in the moment between what was and what will be,
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