Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! OK, rejoicing and being glad might be a bit tougher today with snow on the ground and sub-freezing wind chills, but still we can rejoice in the beautiful vista of new-fallen snow on the trees, and be glad that most of us only got a light dusting of snow this morning (unlike our friends over in Gaylord, who got over a foot…) Let’s look at it this way; the snow will be gone tomorrow, and we’ve been given a “head’s up” on what’s to come! God is good!
On a more serious note, Monday was All Saints’ Day, a day which the church sets aside to remember all those who have gone on before us into the Church Triumphant. Not one among us hasn’t known the sting of loss when someone dear to us has let loose the bonds of Earth, yet All Saints’ isn’t intended to be morose; it is a day to celebrate! Celebrate the lives of those whom we loved, and who loved us; celebrate the happy memories we associate with those whose physical presence is no longer with us; celebrate those lessons we learned from those dear to us. All Saints’ Day is a gift, a gift of joyful remembrance as we await the day when we will be reunited with all the saints in the Kingdom of Heaven, especially those many special saints who touched our lives. This week, take time to remember; take time to celebrate and take time to remember that we are ever surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, loving us in ways we cannot yet fully understand. And remember, snow or not, all the time, God is good!
Karen and Greg
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.