A Message From Pastor Margaret
“Good morning,” said the Robin!
As my bones are ready to receive the gentle warmth of this new
season, with the sun a little higher and warmer, I am also ready to look for every little piece of green and bright color springing from the earth! I am ready for the sounds of birds
singing, and the touch of a gentle
breeze on a mild spring morning!
I am ready to cleanse my foggy brain to
receive new messages of hope, beauty,
and new beginnings. And yes, I saw the
first few robins a week ago, and it felt
We spent time this month remembering
our loved ones who passed away. We
lit candles and we came together to
support one another as we quietly wiped
a tear and seeing in each candle the
faces of the ones we still love and miss.
We have also come a long way these
past two years and more, experiencing the oppressive nature of this pandemic, and we are still living through it, waiting for release and for new beginnings. Together we are waiting to be lifted from underneath this veil of cold and suffering, remembering the precious lives of those we miss, and waiting for the new, the sun, the light, like the Balm of Gilead, healing, and comforting.
As we go through this period of Lent, walking with Christ on His journey to the cross, we know that the cross is not the end for us as followers of Christ. It does not only present the ugliness and brutality of His death, no, it is a door towards life, of resurrection, of something new and powerful! It opens up to a life of hope that we can hold onto and call upon during times of sadness, loneliness, and mourning. The cross
and resurrection are gifts so powerful, we must not forget those transforming events which gave us life and forgiveness of our sins, which gave us hope every day as we seek the face of God.
As I was thinking about this concluding paragraph, I put on my jacket and took a little walk just outside the front of the house. While the breeze was cool, the sun felt warm on my face, and what a wonderful
moment it was to be greeted by a very tame robin walking around as if to say, good morning, Margaret! It allowed me to take pictures as if to say, I like it and I like your company, Margaret! I smiled from ear to ear!
So, as the rays of the sun grow stronger and bring new life to this universe, let us enjoy it to the fullest, and may the blessings of spring bring boundless joy to us and our loved ones. May the Resurrection
of this coming Easter bring healing and hope to all of us!
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Margaret Keyser