Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, September 21, 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 one more day of summer, and let us be glad that the weather prognosticators aren’t calling for snow on the first day of fall tomorrow! It does appear that we’re going to enjoy one more day of warm temperatures, but it will be considerably cooler on Thursday; it might be time to consider breaking out a sweater or light jacket, but don’t put away all your warm-weather duds just yet – we’re sure to get several more very nice days to enjoy God’s Creation!
Which leads us directly to an invitation to join us on Tuesday (September 27) for the final Adopt-A-Highway event of 2022 (rain date is Thursday, September 29); this joint ministry outreach not only benefits the environment, beautifies our region, and gets all participants a big dose of fresh air, it strengthens the bonds between Westminster and Grand Lake. Please join us if you can! Even if you can’t join in the fun, please hold those who will be cleaning up the stretch of US-23 in your prayers for safety. And please hold our precious environment in your prayers and in your daily actions. We are called to be good stewards of God’s spectacular Creation; and to be honest, sometimes we come up a bit short in that category. Especially as we’re facing near-record prices for fuel and utilities, this is a good time to make sure furnace air filters are clean, windows and doors close snugly, and thermostats are set at proper levels (we’ve been surprised a couple of times!). Some of you might remember an anti-littering campaign from a few decades back that featured Iron Eyes Cody, a Native American leader who was depicted standing by a road when a bag of trash was thrown at his feet from a passing car; Iron Eyes shed a tear for the damage being done to the precious Earth, and God sheds a tear when we dishonor his Creation. Let’s all do what we can to use only what we truly need, clean up after ourselves (and maybe after others), and leave only footprints on the trails upon which we trod.
Karen and Greg
The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the
earth He has given to the sons of men. Psalm 115:16
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.