It seems as though every time we turn on the TV there is more bad news. Another mass shooting, politicians behaving badly, a terrorist attack over seas, a scandal here, a scandal there.
In our own lives there are things that threaten to overwhelm us as well, our failing health, the loss of a loved one, having to readjust our expectations, or trying to figure out what the second half of life will look like. Where do we turn when life threatens to overwhelm us? The Palmist reminds us that, “Our help is in the name of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”
It is a comfort to know that the One, who created the heavens and the earth, continues to love us and is there for us in times of trial and uncertainty. It is also the faith community that gives us strength to move forward. There is one line in the Assessment Report, prepared by the team from the District, which stood out for me. “Laguna Country helps people find meaning and purpose in the second phase of life.”
When we face life’s challenges, when we have to readjust our expectations or to find meaning and purpose, it is good that the church, the community of faith is there to help us along. This is something to celebrate and embrace.
See you in church,