From the Pastor’s Desk: May 5, 2022

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From the Pastor's Desk
Carol Sparks

“And they shall call his name Emmanuel which means, God with us.” (Matt. 1:23) Christmas for my family is such a precious time of decorating, celebrating, and remembering the gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love that only God can offer.

This Mother’s Day, I am drawn to the story of a young mother named Mary and her infant son. God offered us a marvelous mystery of presence. God broke through the sounds of hate and violence so that some might believe that God is always with us. In these days of warring madness and uncertainty, I’ve been clinging to “Emmanuel” as the anchor of my soul. Only when I am grounded in this truth can I then be a witness to the hope that peace is possible, to the joy that love can prevail, and to the belief that God is with every one of us.

Rev. Carol D. Sparks
Hate Hurts. Grace Heals. Love Wins!