In the hall outside of our Sanctuary we have a station that houses an instrument to be used in case of heart attack. Each day I pass a symbol, which is attached to the case, that alerts members and visitors here is where to go in case of an emergency. Every day it causes me to pause and remember Luke 2:33-35 which reads, “And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, ‘This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many…and a sword shall pierce your own soul too.'”
What pierces your heart today? An illness, a loss, a friend’s struggle, a child’s anger and resentment of boundaries? Where do you need comfort today? Take a moment to remember the love of our Savior and His sacrifice for you. With His love you can make it today.
Let us pray…Dear God for our mothers and fathers we lift up our thanks without them we would not be here. For those who have taught us along the way. For our counselors, pastors, and teachers who have shared their faith, their knowledge their structure. For those who say “yes” to our Savior, who have their lives pierced so we can grow closer to You our God we say “thank you.” Dear God be with us today on this path. Amen.