Dear Church Family,
This Sunday we’re asked to hold two things together—a great tension. The celebratory entrance of Jesus by his followers as he approaches the gates of Jerusalem, and the impending tragedy of the cross that’s about to unfold. It’s not too unlike what I think we’re often holding together in daily life—the absolute tragic with all that is good and ought to be celebrated. This week I particularly grieve the tragedy of yet another school shooting. I wonder when it will ever end? My heart breaks. And at the same time I’m holding this unimaginable tragedy, I’m also holding things like our medical lending library—a real cause for celebration. Since the article in the Durango Herald came out a couple of weeks ago new donations to the lending library have been coming in steadily, and new patrons in need of equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers have been coming by daily. I wonder if that’s exactly what we’re called to do as we hold tragedy and celebration together—to step into the breach of people’s hurts and needs and offer real assistance for their journey? I wonder too if maybe God is calling some of you to help with this amazing ministry? Right now the responsibilities fall heavily on our staff, but with this ministry going so well we could use your help. Anyways, something to consider as we hold the tension of tragedy and celebration together. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Grace and Peace,