On Christmas Eve we lit the Christ Candle and celebrated the Presence of God.
This Sunday, we lit the candle of Joy.
This Sunday we lit the candle of Peace, and worshiped God with music from our Children's Choir, the Bells of Providence, the Adult Choir, and a strings ensemble.
When the Hebrew children arrived in the Promised Land, in the land flowing with milk and honey, even after they had defeated those who were living in the land, even then they had to make a decision. They had to decide which God they would serve. It is the same decision we have to make today! "Choose this day whom you will serve!"
In times of transitions we need those signs that remind us how God has been with us in the past. We call those human reminders saints. As we celebrate All Saints Day we are called to look back to look ahead
What do you do when you realize that the hopes and dreams you have nurtured, the work you have put in, won't be realized? At least not in your time?