Words from Our Pastor

Monday, May 20, 2019


Graduation season is among us.  If we aren’t attending the ceremonies ourselves, your Facebook feeds are most likely filled with pictures of smiling faces of families surrounding young adults donned in caps and gowns. It is an exciting time for many. 

Most are graduating from high school and moving on to college, trade school, or the military.  Some are graduating from college or professional training and moving on to either their first job or the next step in their journey.  But all, in one way or another, are experiencing change.

Change is not easy for everyone.  To some, change is exciting.  To others, it’s scary.  There is something about the unknown that understandably gives us pause.
But change is an inevitable part of life.

The good news about a life of faith is that we are never alone in these journeys. God promises to be with us through all of life’s changes- the ups and downs, the peaks and valleys; the fresh starts and the reluctant ends. Hopefully, the assurance of being accompanied in these transitions make facing them a little more manageable. 

One of my favorite verses from the Bible is from Deuteronomy 31 and speaks to this promise: “Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” (NRSV)

Maybe you are a graduate moving on to adulthood; maybe you are the parent of a graduate adjusting to an empty nest; maybe you are moving on from an old relationship or beginning a new one.  Maybe you are changing careers, starting a new one, or retiring from one.  However you are experiencing change, trust that God is with you though it all and will accompany you the whole way.
You’re never alone.   Isn’t that good news?

See you in church,
Pastor Brook