This Sunday, my final Sunday as your pastor, we conclude our stewardship series, Trusting God for Our Future, with step three: “HAVE FAITH IN WHAT WILL BE.” We can courageously accept what is and let go of what was because we have faith that God is leading us into the future. For our scriptures this week, we listen for God’s Word for us in Hebrews 11:1,8 (see above) and Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Our God is always faithful, that we can trust.
I leave you with a prayer that I have used for many years in my daily meditation. May we walk in faith all the days of our life –confident in your Divine Presence, even in times of trouble, and with assurance for what is and all that is to be; May we have faith in the unfolding of our lives, and radical trust in the universe! Amen.
p.s. Thank you all for your sympathy and prayers for our family as we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Jesse on Tuesday.