The Springtime of Our Soul: Rev. Andrew used these words in the title for his message as he embraced a very special part of our church family at our Spring Special Communion. He so beautifully shared with those present, God’s very real presence among us every day but more especially, in these days of Spring as we watch every little flower, fragrant and beautiful, unfold and as every tree, mighty and tall, bursts forth in leaf providing shade and cleaning the air we breath. Every one in its own time, so to we come forth and flower one by one, no two alike but all in our right time, in God’s time.
As our worship began this morning, with some of the great hymns of old, I sang with joy and beheld in awe the folks standing near me, they were invigorated, partially by the music, largely by the glorious sunshine of the morning and in part by the fact that we were all, in whatever way, honoring our Mothers on this Mother’s Day, this Christian Family Sunday. This is the day that we honor our families but more especially our Mothers. We all have one, they brought us into this world and for that we shall be grateful.
As our service unfolded, I could not help but admire the content of the scriptures,the prayers, and the music; however the thing that brought it all together for me was the simplicity of this morning’s sermon. Such a deep and meaningful message delivered in such a way that all could embrace it’s wonderful meaning. Do not worry for all is in God’s hands, “Consider the Lilies/Tulips”. Their beauty comes from God and God alone. The scripture teaches us to trust in God, he too will care for us. Do not worry ! He will take care of you, he will provide for you and as the words of a well known gospel song says, “Be not dismayed what ere be tide, God will take care of you”.
A lovely thought for sure. Now, I wonder how many of us are asking our selves, and more importantly asking our God, what about the millions in the world who suffer under war fare, hunger and disease, poverty and injustice. Where are the Lilies in their lives today, where is God in their lives today and where are our prayers for them this Christian Family Sunday. “Consider the Lilies”. Let us continue the work begun by God, to love one another and share the beauty of creation with all our brothers and sisters in Christ and help make this world a place where lilies may bloom for all so that the love of God may come close.
I invite you to exchange your views on today’s worship, may we keep the Spring Time of our lives bright and beautiful for all to know and may we Consider the Lilies, leave the worry to God for only he can make it right.