First Presbyterian Church

Trinity Sunday

This has been a week filled with prayer requests.  Some of them we could share and some have been held just within our hearts.  At one point this week I shared with a close friend that so many were in need of prayer that it honestly felt like “God had left the building.” I am grateful that God’s presence does not depend on my feelings!
As I was preparing for Esther Hassler’s service on Saturday, I was reminded that the first response in the Heidelberg Catechism (1563)  reminds us that in body and soul, in life and in death, we belong to Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:13 reads, “Even when I am faithless, God remains faithful” (NIV). Those have been comforting words for me as I try to pray and make sense of all that is happening even in the midst of my own small world. 
Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday.  We wrestle with the mystery of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet one God.  We wrestle with lots of situations and outcomes in life and yet we cling to God’s faithfulness, Christ’s complete ownership of us in body and soul; in life and in death, and the Spirit’s comfort and wisdom in leading us to those reminders. 
God shows up in such unexpected ways when our hearts cry out.  A dear friend of ours (who is struggling with 3 cancers in his body)  posted the words to this song in his message on Caring Bridge this week:

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depths of Your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty, enthroned above

And I stand, I stand in awe of You
I stand, I stand in awe of You
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You.

I pray God’s presence to surround each of you!
Pastor Judy