St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sorry for this one being late, will have two today to catch up!
Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God.
Friday the 13th. For many people, too many people, such days on the calendar arouse very real fears and superstitions; or, at the least, bring a wariness about what the day might hold. But every day belongs to God. Every morning arises as his promise of new life, and every night closes to bring us rest, renewal, and peace. Ancient peoples who had little understanding of the forces behind nature, or the science embedded in all living things, needed to create myths and superstitions. We are, or should be, far past such lack of understanding.
Do strange and un-explainable things happen in the world? Of course! All the time. But they happen because of God-governed mysteries we still don’t understand, and because the workings of the world are as much spirit as sense, although many people are not yet truly comfortable with that reality. Friday the 13th. Another day that is a glorious gift from God. Let us enjoy it!
©Carol Dean Henn, 2017