Distanced Socializing Devotional- 6
Our Tuesday devotion was prepared by LaGreer Randolph, a member of Christ UMC; photo credits to her son, Justice Randolph.
Song of Solomon 2: 11-12
11 for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Spring is my favorite time of the year. The birds begin to reappear, and you can hear them chirping in the crisp morning air. The spring flowers are beginning to break through the ground. Many of my friends on the East Coast are posting pictures of Dogwoods, Azaleas, and Cherry Blossoms in beautiful bloom.
I am especially excited this spring to watch the bulbs I planted on a cold afternoon last fall. All winter I have wondered if they would bloom. Did I plant them at the right time? Did I plant them too deep? Not deep enough. Waiting and wondering.
Last week as I was coming home from my afternoon walk, I noticed my bulbs were beginning to push up through the ground! I was so excited! I went and got Richard to come out and see.
The sights and sounds of spring are a reminder of God’s love and God’s promise of life and hope to us. We’ve survived the cold dreary winter to be given these signs of life each spring.
Loving God, As the beauty of Spring blooms around us, may we find hope and promise in these signs of life. May we find peace in your beautiful creation. Amen
(A message from Pastor Beth)
For almost four years I've poured my heart and soul into ministry at ConnectioN Point, especially the OpeN Shelf food pantry. Last week, it broke my heart to talk to hard-working people who just lost their jobs because of this pandemic and who didn't know how they were going to make ends meet. It was even harder this weekend to make the decision to reduce our hours to 2 days a week because, when classes were cancelled at UNL, we lost dozens of volunteers. Many of the kind-hearted people who would normally step in, to help are in high-risk categories. On top of that, our typical food supplies won't be providing food for us because they're also short of volunteers. If you can give any financial contribution to help us continue to feed our neighbors during this time, it would be so appreciated. And a HUGE thanks to the folks who have already come through with donations and other forms of support!