This Week at Trinity
December 4, 2020
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the season of Advent passes. At the end of this Sunday’s service we will be half way through the season. Two more Sundays will remain and then Christmas will be upon us.
I would like to congratulate and thank all the people who contributed to our 2020 Toy/Food Drive. We wondered a few weeks ago how we would manage it with all the covid-19 restrictions. But we came up with a plan and Tuesday it came to fruition. Altogether three packed car loads of food and toys have rolled into the parking lot of Community Care. Again thank you for your generosity. It will be a blessing to the people in our community who struggle to provide for themselves and/or their family on a day to day basis and especially in this season when a pandemic threatens the livelihood of those with already limited resources and in a season where so many seem to have so much.
The figure of speech oxymoron comes to mind these days. This Sunday we will celebrate the peace that Jesus’ birth brought to the world and continues to bring to the world. And yet we are living in a time of greater turmoil than we have ever experienced before. We have so many things we would like to do: visit shut-ins, people in hospital, friends and family and hug them and raise their spirits but it might hurt them. We have shopping we would like to do. Gifts to purchase that would bring joy to so many. Groceries to buy for baking traditional delicacies. Activities that would bring cheer to others but the best way to help them is to stay in our own homes.
But this is not forever. These conflicting circumstances will come to an end. There is a constant on which we can depend. In life, in death, in life beyond death God is with us. We are not alone. Like the prophets of old we can dream of better days. They will come. Here is a quote I happened upon yesterday – “Out of despair, life finds a way to bloom.”
Be at Peace.
Rev. Judy Bowman