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Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:4  

By Rev. Kimberly Myer 

The time between Christmas and Lent always feels so short.  We move from Christmas to our Vestry meeting and then into Lent. 

We go from celebration of the birth of Christ to making plans for the future of our church and into a solemn time of repentance and prayer.  Slowing down to look at our past and discern God’s will for the future.

There is a beautiful rhythm in the changes during the church year that replicates life itself.

Our prayers are one of thanksgiving for Jesus, our family, and friends during Christmas. Then our prayers change to asking God to help us discern God’s will for our church, so we can bring the Good News through our words and actions into our larger communities, always remembering those who are struggling with life.  Finally, in Lent, to prayers of what do I need to ask God to help me change or to continue to do to further the kingdom of God here on earth.

What does it look like, feel like, sound like when we finally surrender to God?  To place our lives into God’s hands? To openly say I trust God with every aspect of my life?

May you embrace God’s love through prayer and find a grace-filled peace in knowing that God loves you and wants a full relationship with you every day. 

Rev. Kimberly Myer is an AFP Executive and the Rector of St. John the Evangelist, Leamington.