Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, November 10, 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 bright sunshine and clear skies, and let us be glad that the predicted gale-force winds aren’t scheduled to arrive until the early morning hours of Thursday! Look at it this way; if you’ve got leaves in the yard that need to be removed, wait a couple of days to see if God takes care of that for you! That’s your pastor’s plan!!
There’s always some risk that your neighbor’s leaves will blow into your yard, and that you’ll then have to clean up somebody else’s mess. And that applies to many other aspects of life in a community, if you think about it for a minute; one of the truly wonderful features of being a part of a larger community is that there’s a built-in support crew for whatever it is you might be facing. During the pandemic, we’ve rallied around each other, in spite of lockdowns and social distancing requirements, and helped out with transportation, meals, deliveries of needed items, and making use of technology to reach out to others. On a somewhat larger scale, many countries around the world shared information and the results of research into treatments and preventatives for COVID-19, quickening the development of vaccines. Locally, police and fire departments have mutual assistance agreements to render aid when a department is overwhelmed. And we, as members of a community of faith, help one another in times of trial, offering our prayers and our presence to those in need, in addition to other forms of support. It’s what we’re called to as Christians, and it’s one of the true blessings of our faith. The opportunity to be the hands and face of Christ to one in need, of being God’s voice to those in peril, is an incomparable gift to the recipients. And to the givers.
Karen and Greg
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
Congratulations to Barb and Skip Belz!!!
-They were married at The Chapel on Saturday, November 6th–
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.