How does it happen that summer flies by ever so quickly and faster than the year before? I do love summertime. I love the days at the beach and time to be with family. I love the sunshine, the flowers, the warm days and yes, even the hot ones too. I love Bible school. I love that those who don't have kids come and love all the kids because they are all our kids. I love that our kids bring their friends and I know that for some of those children it is the first time they have heard about God's amazing love revealed in Jesus.
Before you know it, it will be back to school and back to our fall schedules. Back to Sunday school is September 7. I do look forward to seeing all of you who have been way-faring this summer. I have missed you. I hope the rest of your summer is pleasant and en-riching. I hope it is a time to relax, to enjoy the beauty of God's good creation, to rest, to re-new and to worship.
This summer we have celebrated marriages and new beginnings. We have grieved with our dear friends the loss of loved ones. Through the tears and the laughter, through the joy and the sorrow we have felt God's abiding presence. God who walks alongside of us, God who carries us through the shadows, God who dances with us in glory, in and through God, we find our hope, our strength and holy love. God journeys with us in all of life's ad-ventures and takes us home when day is done.