Colossians 1:11 says…
“being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,”
Any marathon runner will tell you it's not about running the race, but how you pace yourself during the long and grueling journey. We have all endured a horrible hurricane. Many still do not have power, some have damage to their homes, some are still staying with friends or family.
And some, like myself, have waited in line for an hour or more to buy gasoline for their cars or generators. We all are being tested to endure, to be patient, to have faith... as linesmen clean up debris from fallen trees to get power back on... stores to restock their shelves... as gasoline trucks and emergency responders move throughout the entire state. And... as volunteers continue to work in shelters around the area.
As of today, the church has no electricity, but is in good shape. We will have a special Prayer Service this Sunday, September 17th in the Memorial Garden at 9:30 a.m. There will be no choir practice or potluck this Sunday, but we will come together as the community of Christ... Bear Lake UMC at 9:30.
Please continue to pray for each other and know that the strength, grace, and the living presence of Christ is with you during these days of endurance.
Blessings and peace, Pastor K