My friend has this rock on her front deck with a quote from the book of Esther. It reminds me to consider the question, “is this the moment for which I have been created?” And my answer is, yes. This moment and the next and the next and the next.
Esther’s story is one of compassion, strength and incredible courage. For her, it wasn’t just one moment, or one decision or one choice, it was many. That’s how life is.
Often we wait and wait and wait for that big moment in time when we hope we will make a difference in the world. The truth is, we make a difference each and every day by our presence, strength, courage, faith and our love. We make a difference by who we are and how we live.
This world in which we live is an amazing, complex, challenging, joyful and sometimes troubling place to be. As human beings, we are individuals and yet I think we long and need to be in community. Places to
experience the fullness of life while finding support and hope and love along the way.
Here at Asbury UMC we strive to offer and be community to one another. We ask questions, and talk about potential answers. We seek God’s grace and the Spirit’s guidance. We learn about Jesus and do our best to follow his example. We learn and teach and learn some more. We welcome and embrace and send forth.
As we begin this new Church Program Year, I invite you to join us on the journey of faith and life, and to explore the question, “is this the moment for which we have been created?”
Peace & Joy,