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Community in Action September 18, 2020

Well, I finally had to do it. I had to throw away my “Easy” button, the one I got from Target. It was a push button that when activated would say, “That was easy.” The batteries became corroded and even after some cleaning and new batteries I couldn’t get it to work any more. I guess nothing is easy any more.

    Of course that is not true. Yet, sometimes when the Orange Juice spills and the egg splatters to the floor and the coffee mug overflows we feel like the glass, the spatula, or the coffee pot are out to get ya. That is when it is time to close your eyes, draw in a deep breath, and start over, once the cleaning up is done.

    There will be those days when it seems nothing is going right, but then it is time to start over. Perhaps turning around in a circle would help or a closing of the eyes as you breathe or a prayer of peace, “Lord, help me to receive your grace for the peace I need will only come from you.”

    So today if you are feeling the things just aren’t getting better, that you are out of sync with the world, or maybe you are just too tired to keep moving don’t give up.

    I remembered this song by Lauren Daigle, called “Remember.” The lyrics say,

 

In the darkest hour, when I cannot breathe

Fear is on my chest, the weight of the world on me

Everything is crashing down, everything I had known

When I wonder if I'm all alone

 

I remember, I remember

You have always been faithful to me

I remember, I remember

Even when my own eyes could not see

You were there, always there

 

I will lift my eyes even in the pain

Above all the lies, I know You can make a way

I have seen giants fall, I have seen mountains move

I have seen waters part because of You

 

I remember (I remember) I remember (I remember)

You have always been faithful to me

I remember (I remember) I remember (I remember)

Even when my own eyes could not see

You were there, always there

    There is no true “Easy” button, but when I remember those times when God met me at my lowest through a song, a verse, or a friend, then I am again encouraged that God will help me move forward.

    Know this God is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46). Those things that seem so devastating will receive God’s attention and he will help you walk through them. There again will be sun in the sky, birds singing in the trees, and a new day which will brighten your walk through this amazing world.

    Remember you are not alone and he will walk with you through the darkest valley and again you will be able to smile at the laughter of a child, at the leg rubbing of a cat, or because of the greeting of a friend.

    Remembering with you,

    Pastor Randy

 
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