I’ve been thinking today about the word providence. It’s defined as the protective care of God and timely preparation for future events. To me, it’s always been about God going before me, God already at work in my life in amazing ways that it seems I almost stumble upon and find myself the recipient of grace. It’s happening for me greatly this month.
Last week I was blessed with time away on a vacation with a dear friend. I literally did nothing except talk, listen to the sounds of the ocean, breathe in and breathe out the wonder of God. I came home renewed and grateful for a real Sabbath. The next three weeks are pretty complicated for me and will require me to miss a few Sundays for family health concerns and United Methodist responsibilities. The trip was providence for me.
We have an incredible church made up of amazing humans. Last week, Hailey Magnus, our church Lay Leader, brought the message beautifully. The next three weeks, other lay members of our church will be sharing: Brent Bossi, Seth Lancaster, and Heather Blair. Each of these incredible people is an example that The Downtown Church is working as the body of Christ. Each part is important to the whole. It is in our uniqueness and unity that we can best make a difference in this world. And Providence is made evident.
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