Saturday, November 03, 2012
We Are Not Alone
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God. A New Creed
A week ago Thursday my wife Ruth says to me, "I want to make a meal for Don and the family." Don is Betty's husband and she has been very ill. "What we should do is organize a schedule of meals to help them out" she continued. The next day I see their son-in-law Andrew and mention this thought. "I'll mention that to my mom" says Andrew. His mother Janet springs into action contacting the wide circle of church and other friends with the idea.
By Monday I am receiving a shower -- nay, a superstorm -- of emails from those willing to provide a meal, or meals, or anything else the family needs. By Tuesday Janet has them organized, and judging from the proposed meals we should all be inviting ourselves to eat with Don and Betty!
What a wonderful congregation this is when it comes to practical care. Of course, in this instance they are extending care to a couple who have done so much for others. It is heart-warming to realize what a Christian community can offer -- we are not alone.
When Gary Crawford illustrated the New Creed he chose a flock of geese, each taking the lead in turn to convey our life together. How appropriate.
Can the path of a storm alter the course of an election? http://groundlingearthyheavenly.blogspot.ca/2012/11/changing-tide.html