Pastor’s Letter January 2019
The new year is upon us, promising a “New Beginning!” Let us pray that together, we shall find new ways to do old things, better than we have ever done them before! We have just experienced the epiphany of new insights into who Jesus, the Christ Child, represents for us in the realm of the Devine. Therefore, now let us strive to renew and refresh how we respond to the movement of the Living Spirit of God – in our lives! The year 2018 is behind us and we cannot relive or redo any part of it. Yet, 2018’s history awaits our reflections as, we can surely learn something from what has and has not been done in the past year. History is a great tool for learning, learning what has worked and what has not or at the best has stopped working. This is true in our churches, our homes and in our personal lives. Likewise, it can be carried into the larger world picture and narrative in which we live.
This new year, and each month with in it, each day as well, but most importantly, the moment we now live within, offers us a new opportunity to fully be what our Creator has envisioned for us to be! It is our personal responsibility to be faithful as we work to uncover the truth of who we are and what we are capable of being. As we do so, we need to be reminded that the Spirit of the Devine is always available to us, all we need to do, is take a moment and breath in the fullness of the Holy One’s Loving Spirt and be renewed in the fullness of God’s love. As we do this, let us let go of all that holds us back from accepting the Living Spirit’s insight and inspiration. Ultimately, it is only our humanness that separates us from the fullness of God’s presence in our lives.
With a willing heart, we can let go and let God be God in our lives. When we do this, each day shall be a new opportunity to fully live as the Children of God we are meant to be! Today, is a “New Beginning!” Let us cherish it and look, taste, feel and hear, everything in a fresh new way! The Spirit of Creation is with us and awaits our first new steps… as we now go forth into the beginning of a new day! “May the Spirit be with you.”
Pastor Tim Woodard