Happy Sunday and blessings to you from Chuckatuck. After a pretty amazing week – at least for the weather – this morning dawned relatively quiet and peaceful. Our prayers are lifted to those who weren’t as lucky yesterday, both in Tidewater and in the surround areas. We pray that you are well and surrounded by friends and family on this special day. We have been blessed to have many members in church and reports of better health and recovery for members who have been under the weather or had surgery in recent weeks. Blessing upon blessing.

As we gathered for worship today we heard scripture which recounted the death of Absalom, David’s son, directly against David’s wishes. We also heard about the depths of despair, not only from David but the Psalmist who cried out to God for deliverance. We also heard a challenge in our New Testament to live in community, not focused on being all alike but on being united in the Spirit as a body – more like a musical chord than a unison note – even when we find it difficult to get past our own humanness; the Holy Spirit can bridge the gap in our interactions with others. How do you feel the movement of the Spirit in your life?

I invite your comments,

Readings: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51

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