Friday, 1 May 2020

COVID-19, Friday, May 1

Dear Church Family,

I think May is my favourite month of the year.  April showers give way to the promised May flowers.  Everything is so green, our lilac bush is ready to burst open and the neighbour’s magnolia tree is starting to show off it’s glorious blossoms.  In May the days are longer, it’s getting warmer, and summer is stretching out before us.  May is also the month we celebrate Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  I love May!

I pray that this year, May will be a beautiful gift for all of us.  We’ve heard some hopeful news about lifting restrictions and opening things up.  Hang in there, be hopeful.

Jesus loves each of us and he gets it. He has experienced every emotion that we do.  Just go talk to him, and he’ll remind you of that.  Hebrews 4:15 says that “we do not have a high priest (a Saviour, Lord) who is unable to empathize with our weakness.”

Yes, Jesus gets it; he understands what we are going through.  And God is faithful.  Those are two bright spots as we begin a new month. I leave you with that beautiful verse from Genesis 8:  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Pastor Rita

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