One of my favorite memories growing up is of spending the weekends with my grandmother and going with her to church. Striking out in a taxi from her apartment in Washington, D.C. on a Sunday morning, on route to National City Christian Church, we often used that precious time to talk about the joys of attending worship and to share our faith. A recurring theme seemed to be that God’s presence is forever giving us nurture, and enriching us for the journey ahead.
Though at times it may seem as if God is distant, and we are out there on our own in the world, the larger truth is that God is as close as our very next thought. God is indeed always right where we are, to shower us with Spirit that helps us endure the lean times, and to celebrate with us the triumphs. Like a flow of clear pure water cleansing and reviving us, God is there to provide, if we would but allow this Spirit room to flow. On the way to church in a taxi, its amazing the lessons we can learn.
“The Lord will guide you continually…and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)
Affirmation: “Each moment with God is a new beginning as Spirit showers me with the very presence God.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall for our Contemporary worship and Praise service, “Acts of God.” Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship.
Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. www.fccnh.org
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