Pastor Larry Stappler
Director, Pastoral Care
A message from Pastor Larry…
Busyness! It is everywhere. People flitting from one thing to another. I hear people complain about all the traffic and everyone seems to be moving all over the valley. Now, being busy isn’t a bad thing as we all want to be productive in our work. But, how many of us take the time to pause and reflect in the midst of our daily lives?
I know that is not easy to do. Silence is one thing but quieting the mind quite another. There is a story in the scriptures about Elijah who was hiding out because King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were out to kill him. He experienced a fierce wind, an earthquake, and fire. But it was “a sound of sheer silence” in which the Lord spoke to him and gave him a mission. (1 Kings 19:1-18) Then from Psalm 46 “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
As October comes upon us with crisp nights and beautiful colors, remember to take time. Breathe deeply and remember to pause, pray, and reflect. As we do, we may find ourselves a bit of peace in all our busyness and, who knows, maybe hear God in the silence.
Thank you for all you do to serve! You are truly a blessing!
Blessings and prayers,