I love trees. My very favorite tree is the White Oak. My dad used to find little oak trees in the yard and save them for me to transplant and grow. I have a White Oak growing in my back yard about fifteen feet tall that came from one of those tiny seedlings. It fulfills the proverb, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” It is a good reminder to us that small isn’t bad.
It is so easy for us to get discouraged when things don’t seem to go right. It is so easy to give up when it seems that insurmountable odds are against us. Life can be hard, and in the church, we can get discouraged. We especially get discouraged when we are small, and don’t feel like we can do anything, we begin to lose hope.
The past few years we have been dealing with the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. It isn’t totally over yet. It has been difficult, and it has been hard on us all as we sought to understand what was going on and tried to figure out how to keep each other safe, but that’s what we do as people of faith, we listen to Christ who tells us to love one another. We have weathered this ongoing storm, and all of the ups and downs it has brought with it. Thank you all for hanging in and supporting this community of faith.
Now what I would like to ask of you all is to continue to support this community of faith, your community of faith. As we attempt to reach out to our community and as we attempt to aid others in need, please also continue to support this facility, this house of worship. Don’t give up on us, have faith in God, and please continue to support us and give of your time, your talent, and your treasure. Help us to continue the ministry begun by others ages ago. Pitch in and help as you are able, not only to reach out but to also to reach in. Let us grow together as a faith community and let us grow stronger as a community of people faithful to God. Let’s do something for ourselves to strengthen ourselves as a congregation.
Think about this. What might we do towards that goal? Share your ideas with us. Remember, bigger doesn’t mean better, and little isn’t always less. What can we do together? What will you do to help?