You know when you meet someone who has been through so many struggles in her life this past year yet has the most positive attitude toward life and sees her struggles as not a curse but a blessing from God? You know when you talk with a person who has had her life turned upside down yet still maintains faith and hope for what is yet to come on the journeyand seeks to be that person who can make a difference in the lives of others? That is when you are able to see how God is still speaking in our lives today. Amen
As I sit back and watch the evening news and reports on the devastation Hurricane Sandy has brought to so many lives, my heart cries out for God's people. As they begin to rebuild their lives, may we continue to pray for our sisters and brothers in Christ, may we be ever thankful for our God who is present and walking beside them offering love and compassion for all.
The United Church of Christ is in the midst of reflief efforts on the east coast right now. If you would like to contribute to their relief efforts, you may give a monetary donation during the worship service at any time. Just mark on the memo line of your check or offering envelope "Hurricane Sandy Relief". Please join the UCC as we journey with those who have lost their homes, their jobs, and their family. "Lord in your mercy....hear our prayer."