• Trinity Lutheran Church

3/25/20 Pastor's Note

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be content in prayer.”

I’m not a very patient person. I don’t like to wait! Being in a long line or in a traffic jam don’t make me happy. When I was at Disney World last year my niece got sick. She had a very bad sore throat. We went to a medical clinic where we waited for 5 hours. We waited for someone to see us. We waited for a strep test. We waited for a diagnosis. We waited to see a doctor. We waited for medicine. We waited for check out. We waited for a car back to Disney. We had no food or water. We missed our last fun day at the park. What I realized in the waiting was what was most important was that my niece got the care she needed. We missed out on a day of fun but her health was more important. As we sit at home we may be thinking about all the things we are missing. We may be feeling disappointed and sad. What is most important is our health and well-being. Our world is much smaller and simpler these days. So what are you learning in all this? What has become more important to you? How are you growing closer to God? Are you praying more or reading Scripture? Have you started doing Faith 5 with your family? Where are you still finding hope and joy in each new day? Today I took a walk with Molly. I enjoyed the warmer weather and the robin egg blue sky. I talked with people who were sitting outside. I watched children enjoying playing outside. I knew that I was not alone others were with me. Faith is giving me the strength to endure. Leaning on God helps me to keep my eye on the light at the end of the tunnel. One day this challenge will be a distant memory. We will be stronger for going through it. Keep the faith. Pray often and turn to Gods Holy Word for hope.

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