Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us rejoice in the ongoing moderate weather, and let us be glad for a little more time to get ourselves ready for the inevitable switch to a more normal autumn! And let us further rejoice and be glad that tomorrow, October 14th, is National Dessert Day! We can only imagine the scrumptious treats that will emerge from bakeries, confectioners, and home kitchens tomorrow; maybe for one day, we can set aside our dietary disciplines and indulge. Hey, it’s only once a year, right??
One discipline we’d encourage you to not set aside is your daily conversation(s) with God; in other words, the discipline of prayer. Prayer is an incredibly powerful thing; something that any of us who have experienced the amazing feeling of blessed assurance that washes over us after (and during) a heartfelt time of prayer cherish. We need only think back to our prayer time during worship, when our fellow worshippers share stories of answered prayer, to be reminded that God listens, God hears, and God answers. Sometimes God’s answer is “no,” sometimes his answer is “not now,” and sometimes his answer is “not what you want, but what I want;” and of course, sometimes his answer is “yes, absolutely!” But regardless the answer, it is the right one, whether we like it or not; our task, as people of faith, is to accept God’s answer and trust that all will be well. Many of us have an expectation that God will give us whatever it is we ask for, and are disappointed (if not downright angry) if we don’t get exactly what we say we want; forgetting that God is also known as “God the Father Almighty.” Just as our earthly parents sometimes rejected our pleas, our Heavenly Father will as well; and just as was the case with our earthly parents, Father always knows best! Because God is good, all the time; and all the time, God is good!
God bless you!
Karen and Greg
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:8
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.