Ahh, summer! I love these long days, lots of sunshine, kids playing outside, no school, no shoveling – just a wonderful time all around! I enjoy a good thunderstorm, too – hearing the rain on the roof and the thunder boom, watching the spectacular lightening show – it’s refreshing. 

There are those storms, however, which are frightening; the ones that send us into the basement with flashlights and phones as the sirens are sounding. The storms of life are no different. We can feel very frightened and alone, unsure of what to do and to whom we should turn. We may feel like God is unaware – or uninterested – in what’s happening. Do you ever wonder where God is during the storms of life? 

We’ve had a tumultuous couple of years, with a global pandemic, a war in Europe, political polarity, environmental issues, rising fuel prices, inflation, a rise in violent crime and so on. And that doesn’t even include the personal storms we may be experiencing right now as well.

On July 10th we’ll be looking at the attributes and promises of God as we continue to seek peace and reassurance that God loves us and is with us, no matter what is happening in the world or in our personal lives. There is much to celebrate in life – especially the death, resurrection, and second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Peace and blessings to each of you in the week ahead!

Pastor Julie