Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us rejoice in clear skies and sunshine, and let us be glad that the forecast for the upcoming holiday weekend is pretty darned good! We’re all getting a little tired of the weather roller coaster we’ve been on, with one day being crazy hot and windy and the next being crazy cold (and windy), but that’s life in Northern Michigan!
While the weather might be a bit up-and-down these days, it’s good to know that our Triune God is rock-solid, consistent, predictable, and unchanging. No matter the challenges we might face, we can count on the steadfast love and guidance of our God. When the world appears to be coming apart at the seams, the truth is that our Risen Lord is holding things together. If we experience a great joy in our life, the Holy Spirit celebrates with us, increasing our joy. Sometimes we forget that no earthly power can separate us from the love of God, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit; no matter how hard those earthly powers try to come between us and our faith. As we gather to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, we invite you to take a moment to remember the principles on which the United States was founded – one of which was the unshakeable faith of those who bravely stood up to the tyranny of England, closing the Declaration with these words: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
Karen and Greg
The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk
in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:6
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.