The musical “Come From Away” has influenced audiences around the world with its global story of generosity and kindness. The musical shares the story of the 7000 airline passengers who were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland (population 10,000) during 9/11. For 5 days planes were grounded and the community banded together to open their hearts and homes to strangers in a time of crisis.
We are facing our own challenges and crises and there is tremendous fear and uncertainty. Schedules are awry, students are home-schooled, travel plans uncertain. We get nervous when we get the sniffles or hear someone coughing. It is times like these we are reminded of what is important and what we have control over.
As I write this I am listening to the song, “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood. A good reminder. The Psalmist writes, “be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. We may not be able to contro l all of o ur surroundings or circumstances, but we can control how we respond to the situations around us.
Let’s remember and pray for all the front-line medical workers, the sick, the homeless, the government officials making decisions, those in Wuhan and those family and friends who are afraid and vulnerable. If you are feeling stressed and would like someone to pray for you, please reach out to our staff and deacons. We would welcome the opportunity to support you.
This Sunday, we embark on a new 3-week series on the book of Ruth and hope you can join us. If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to join us for a live stream: https://www.youtube.com/
Blessings, Pastor Michele