Pastor’s Message

Reaching Out from                                       

Grand Lake Community Chapel

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us rejoice in fairly mild temperatures for another day or two, and let us be glad that (so far) winter hasn’t been too harsh – unless you enjoy skiing or snowmobiling or snowshoeing.  If that’s the case, we sympathize with your frustration over the lack of snow on the ground; our feeling is that if it’s going to be winter, let it be wintery!!  Let us also rejoice and be glad for a bit of a respite between the Season of Christmas and the Season of Lent, so that we can finish putting away the Christmas decorations before we start to think about preparing for Easter.

These few weeks before Ash Wednesday are a rare gift in our go-go world; a time of rest.  Almost everyone needs a break, a period of time during which our only task is to live, without the pressures of planning and preparing for the next “big thing” in our lives.  Think of these days as a kind of extended Sabbath rest, when we can enjoy the company of loved ones, relax with a good book or favorite movie, maybe do a bit of traveling.  Think about the words from Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God,” and allow yourself to be enveloped into the love of the Almighty.  Of course, you can do this any day of the week, at any time, but how many of us actually make ourselves stop long enough to be still?  Consider taking advantage of the next few weeks to put down the remote control, don’t look at your “to do” list, and simply be for a while.  You might be surprised at how rejuvenating a few minutes of stillness can be; who knows, you might find yourself craving a bit of stillness every day!                    

Blessings to you!

Karen and Greg

Home: (989) 474-9116, Cell:  (734) 502-5969  / / The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you,
and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

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