Blessings and grace to you from Chuckatuck on this grey Sunday in February. We have continued our pursuit of spring and spring-like weather. Our life and ministry in Suffolk has been a blessing: our members are mostly well, we have plenty of people in worship, we consider how our life and ministry is bringing us to a new place without ever moving from the physical location where we are. It is hard to believe there are still more Sundays before Lent comes on March 6. But, for today, we live in the moment of the light of Christ come into the world.
In worship, we heard the story of Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” with its blessings and woes; we heard Paul circle about resurrection, faith, and Christ and how if we say there is no resurrection then our faith is for naught. But, I think it is and was important to listen to the message told by Jeremiah today – change is coming and how we react to that change and who we trust to lead us through change is important. Our society drives this message home: Change will happen and we can either redirect the change to something manageable or we can get run over by it. Thankfully, Jeremiah reminds us that God is with us and will be with us even as we are “overrun” by the change that will come.
I invite your comments,
Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26