"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10

 

           It’s not too late! If you’re reading this, it’s early August. That means there’s at least one solid month of our glorious Minnesota summer left to you. Soon the weather will turn a bit cooler, first noticed in the evenings and the bite of cooler mornings, then onto even more chills. And school will resume soon, with all of its running and activities and sports. So I ask you, have you been still yet?

Have you awakened with the dawn and the glow of sunrise on the horizon? Have you relaxed with a cup of coffee on the patio, listened to the birdsong greet the rising sun? Have you puttered in your garden or backyard, just to revel in the feel of warm dirt in your hands and the sense all around you of life, stems, and petals, all reaching towards the sun? Have you bobbed in the gentle waters of a local lake with a pole in hand, equipped with hat and sunglasses, just happy to be outside on a splendid day, regardless of whether you catch anything or not? Have you sat at the picnic table in the park down the road, listening to children playing all around, in the shade of a spreading ash tree, and watched the dappled light dance on the grassy lawn? Have you taken an evening stroll down the street in the gloaming warmth, knowing it was a good day, and tomorrow will be a fine one too?

Indeed, friends, it’s not too late. It’s not too late to enjoy the goodness of God’s creation. It’s not too late to make time in the midst of each week to sabbath. It’s not too late to be still, and know God. To, in the midst of these divine still moments, reorient ourselves and our lives around the one sure thing in all of creation – That there is a God who is exalted among the nations, and is exalted in the earth and by the earth.

May you reconnect with this exalted God. May you take time for stillness in the midst of your sojourn of life. May you steep in the goodness of God’s creation. May you be still and know God.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Scott

 

 
  Summer Sermon Series:


8/12   Jesus and Zacchaeus
8/19   Jesus Teaches the Disciples to Pray
8/26   The Prodigal Son\
9/2     The Good Samaritan


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THIS WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sunday, August 12th
8:45am        Adult Ed
10:00am      Worship
11:00am      Fellowship 
11:00am      Mission Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14th
6:30pm       CEYM Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 15th
6:30pm        Buildings and Grounds Meeting

Sunday, August 19th
8:45am          Adult Ed
10:00am        Worship
11:00am        Fellowship
 

 

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