Posted by on Aug 15, 2017

August 15, 2017:

Greetings in the name of the Lord.

Sorry I did not get this out yesterday. I spent yesterday morning sitting with a person whose loved one was having a medical procedure done. As I sat there and we talked to make the time pass, I came to realize the importance of a ministry of presence in our lives. There are times when all we need is someone to be there. They do not need any special training, only a loving heart. It makes the wait so much easier to deal with and time go faster. If you have ever wondered what you can do in the church, the ministry of presence is one everyone needs and anyone can do. God calls us all to be his representatives to our brothers and sisters. This may sound daunting and cause us to draw back in fear of our shortcomings, but anyone can be part of the ministry of presence. I encourage you to be God’s messenger to someone in need today, not by always talking but simply be being there for them.

May God’s love and grace be with you this week.

See you in church.