Blessings to you on Memorial Day weekend 2019. Summer is breaking in around Suffolk – fireflies, bull frogs, and the heady aroma of chestnut blooms are present outside. This weekend, and tomorrow, are days where we remember those who have served in the military and who have paid the ultimate cost for the freedoms we enjoy today. Yet we also remember the one who paid the ultimate cost for our lives and celebrate God’s purpose and vision for our lives. May God’s grace rain on you today and in the remainder of Eastertide.

In worship we heard lessons that provided visions of God and God’s greater glory. On the one hand, we had the fantastic and other-worldly vision of the Revelation to John, and on the other we heard of Paul’s vision that led to Lydia’s conversion and ordination as a missionary for the risen Lord. We are reminded that the vision we have can be both directive and relational. The road we take is highlighted by God, the purpose we have is to restore creation to relationship with God.

What is your vision and how does your vision for the future point to God’s eternal presence in our lives? I invite your comments,

Readings: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29

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