October Pastor’s Pondering

I just finished attending a ZOOM meeting with Bishop Jung and my pastoral colleagues from the SE District of the WI Annual Conference.  Bishop Jung began our time together by sharing a devotional based on Psalm 130.

The Psalmist prays to God for mercy.  Clearly, the writer’s heart is heavy concerning something in his life, something in his world, something which has moved him deeply and he expresses this profound concern with great passion.

Bishop Jung acknowledged the reality that we are living in a time of great unrest – the COVID-19 crisis, racial inequality and injustice, and a troubling political divide in our nation to name just a few.  He referred to this unrest as “Divine Interruptions” – interruptions in life which give us pause to re-evaluate what is important and ponder how we might respond as Children of God.  As pastors, the Bishop reminded us that we are “carriers of hope.”

As I reflect on the Bishop’s inspirational words, it occurs to me that each of us as Children of God are “carriers of hope.”  We all are called to put our hope in the Lord.  We are all called to look to God for forgiveness and find in the Lord unfailing love and full redemption.

In times such as these, we are invited to join with the Psalmist and pray for a new day dawning.  A new day of hope and redemption.  God is good!

May God bless your new day!

Pastor Will


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