June 25, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
One recent morning I awoke to a restlessness that no turning from one side to another could shake. So I got up, punched the coffee button, stretched doing “sun salutations” and then decided to go outside with my first cup of coffee. The marsh was more alive that I had ever seen it. There were the sounds of crickets and tree frogs, the distant roar of the ocean, and a symphony of the dawn with all kinds of birds—calling, singing, praising to the glory of the Creator.
Despite the chaos and pain of our world right now, the gift of each new day reminds us of who we are and whose we are, going back to the “Original Blessing” we are all given but rarely remember: So God created humankind in His image, In the image of God He created them, male and female He created them. God blessed them. God saw everything He had made and indeed it was very good. (Genesis 1:27,28,31)
What a way to be awaken with such a gift of love, to being blessed rather than being cursed. Remember, friends. Let us pause and remember how loved we all are. It can make all the difference in the world and in each day we are given to be that image of God’s love.
In the Love of God for each of you,
– Laurey Harrell, Pastor