As we’ve watched the news reports coming in from Uvalde, Texas, our souls and our hearts just broke… again. Today, evil attacked the innocent… again. Darkness attacked the Light… again.
And too often these days, we’ve had to sit and write notes likes this. Too often these days, places that are supposed to be safe aren’t – schools and grocery stores and theaters and concerts and synagogues and churches. And we grieve. We grieve for the families who have lost loved ones. We grieve for moms and dads who’ve lost daughters and sons. We grieve for a community that’s been forever changed. And we grieve, I think, for something even bigger: we grieve for the way things used to be. We mourn the loss of that sense of security we once knew; we mourn our loss of innocence. We mourn for our country and for our sin-stained world… and we feel so small… again...
In this season of uncertainty, truly, there is no better place for us to be than on our knees; no better side, than God’s side. We invite you, then, to join us in this thirty day call to prayer so we might be united in spirit and purpose as, together, we seek God’s will for this congregation and God’s church.