Psalm 124, Romans 8:31-39 and Revelation 21:1-5
Events both bad and good often leave an indelible mark upon us. We remember the moment, the day vividly. It might be very personal or might include an entire community or a nation. And we remember our responses and what helped or did not help.
Many reading this know exactly where they were when it was announced that President Kennedy had been assassinated. And most all will remember 9/11 which we commemorate 20 years now this coming weekend.
Our faith points to the depth and height of responses and feelings which come from us in both days of trouble or victory or the Ultimate Hope in every heart. The scriptures are realistic in both their tears and their hopes. We too don’t have to deny pain and loss nor do we ignore Gods promise to care and move us forward to a good future.
From the cry of the Psalms to Paul’s affirmation of God’s love to the Hope of Revelation, we will hear of the Word for us in this time of remembrance and in this time of challenge. Be encouraged.
See you soon in worship!
Pastor Barry †