Happy Mother’s Day/Mothering Sunday/mother-figure day – we offer greetings to folks as we celebrate the middle of the Easter season and a Sunday where we remember those mother figures who have nurtured us along the road. I am aware there can be mixed emotions about this day – but it is my prayer that you are found well on this special, fourth Sunday of Easter. Spring is in the air, and thankfully, the tornado didn’t get this far north in Suffolk yesterday. Thankfully, there were no fatalities from the tornado and relatively minor damage. May God continue to bless you in your Easter journey.

In worship today, we celebrated the Good shepherd Sunday. We heard Jesus talk about those who were his sheep would know him and follow him in love and devotion. Even when we look for something direct Jesus and God are working in the background of our lives. We heard about the diversity of the entire family that is in heaven at the end times and rejoice that there are so many who willingly follow God. Today’s sermon took a look at the 23rd Psalm and how that song speaks more of an active life following God than just sitting back waiting for God to be found. Likewise, we are reminded that our life of faith is one that finds miracles present because we anticipate God’s miraculous gifts – and often all we need to do is look to find them.

Blessings to you all. I invite your comments,

Readings: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

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