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On the Journey...
(Weekly insights from FMC)
September 17, 2014 submitted by Robin Tahara Miller
As I’ve been thinking about what to share with you, my mind is inundated with what I’ve been hearing and experiencing. The bottom line is that this life is tough. So, I want to encourage you. I began writing, and hard as I tried my encouragement didn’t sound very encouraging. I read my Henri Nouwen daily meditation for today and it was God speaking encouragement to me. So, I am happy to share that with you.
Keeping It Together
How can we not lose our souls when everything and everybody pulls us in the most different directions? How can we "keep it together" when we are constantly torn apart?
Jesus says: "Not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perseverance will win you your lives" (Luke 21:18-19). We can only survive our world when we trust that God knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. We can only keep it together when we believe that God holds us together. We can only win our lives when we remain faithful to the truth that every little part of us, yes, every hair, is completely safe in the divine embrace of our Lord. To say it differently: When we keep living a spiritual life, we have nothing to be afraid of.
As followers of Jesus, the mission of First Mennonite Church of Middlebury is to extend grace, build peace and share love within and beyond our faith community.
We live this out as we worship God, care for each other and serve those in need, while inviting others to join us on a journey with Jesus.
Robin Tahara Miller
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