Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trinity Sunday

Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Here is a brief story:

St. Augustine was walking along the seashore pondering how God could be One and yet Three. Suddenly he stopped and watched a child who was carrying a cup of ocean water to a small hole he had dug in the sand. "What are you doing?" asked Augustine. The child replied, "I'm trying to pour the ocean into this hole." The Bishop laughed and said, "That's impossible." The child stared into his eyes and said, "It is no more impossible than for you to put Almighty God into your small mind."

“Gracious God … Father, Son, and Holy Spirit … thank you for loving us! Amen!
Pastor Rich Martyn

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Psalm 130

5I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;

Sometimes the best thing to do is to wait on the Lord. Take a moment or moments and stop to listen to the divine Word. Wait on the Lord. Hear and feel His presence. It’s often difficult for human beings to stay still. To sit in the silence. Let alone to actively pursue the voice of the divine. But it’s when we are still, and listening that we can hear the breath of God upon our soul.

Almighty God, help me to hear you today! Amen.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Psalm 27

27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

If only we could be as the psalmist and constantly remember that the Lord encompasses all of life. During those times of drought, spiritual or otherwise it is good to remember that God has all things in control. That we need not be afraid of things that may or may not happen. The lord is the stronghold of my life. The Lord is indeed our Light and our Salvation. Take comfort in this truth as you enter into the world this day, and know that God has surrounded you with His light and with His love.

Thank you God for your guiding light and for the promises you have given your creation. Amen.

Monday, May 10, 2010

FTWG Starting up again on 5/17/2010

For those of you who receive the Face Time with God Daily Devotions, you should be receiving them starting once again on Monday may 17th. If you would like to receive the devotion please sign up in the sign up box located on the right hand side of your computer screen.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Kingdom is Not From Here

John 18:36

“’My kingdom is not from this world.’”

Jesus’ strong reply to Pilate goes right to the point. His kingdom is not from here, not from the way things are. It is from the mystery that lies behind all the governments of the earth and behind the cosmos itself. He is in trouble with the authorities because his teachings and the example of his life are a judgment on the failure the world’s ways to be aligned with God’s ways.

Over the centuries, like him, his faithful followers have regularly been in trouble with the authorities, often with the authorities of the institutional church itself! We call them martyrs (the Greek words for witnesses). Against the so-called wisdom of the world, they witness to Mysterious Justice as they follow Christ the King to the Cross.

O God, make us witnesses! Amen.