Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, September 28, 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 an early autumn day, and let us be glad that the much-needed rain has moved on! As we write this note, the furnace in the office is running in order to knock the chill out of the air (same thing happened at home!), but the colors on the trees are beginning to make their annual appearance, transforming the lush green of summer into the brilliant hues of fall. It’s a beautiful time to be in Northern Michigan, so grab a sweater and enjoy!
The transitions that take place as the seasons of the year change remind us of the transitions in life; there’s an inevitability about change that we accept, even if we don’t always like the change(s) that are occurring. Some of us can’t wait for spring and summer, so we can get the boat back in the water or break out the golf clubs; others of us look forward to the snowy seasons so we can wax up the skis and hit the slopes and trails. We may be anticipating retirement, moving to a new home, or sadly, facing medical concerns or the loss of a loved one. All of these changes, and countless others, are the stuff of life; we can’t stop the transitions, we can only adjust and adapt. Those adjustments and adaptations are made infinitely easier if we turn to our Gracious Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, for guidance and support in times of change. We must remember that the Holy Trinity is unchanging, unwavering, and limitless in resources, so no matter what changes present themselves to us, we can handle each and every one of them through faith and prayer. The Apostle Paul’s words from his letter to the Philippians says it well; I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Phil 4:13).
Karen and Greg
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Pastors will be away on vacation from October 1st through 10th. If a need arises, please contact the church office, or members of the Council, who will be able to contact Karen and Greg.
Wishing you joy and peace in your day!
Remember, God’s got this.