Sr. Warden’s Report
note: Melanie and Carey were in Boston – Carey ran the Boston
Marathon, and Melanie was along to cheer. Carey passed the finish line
15 minutes before the bomb blasts, and Melanie sent this article earlier
that morning. Thank God they were safe from harm, but it does show
that we’re never in complete control over life’s events. Things can and
often do change in an instant. We do pray for those who died and for
the many wounded, as we also praise the brave and the heroic.
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I am writing this from the city of Boston. The first thing I would
like to mention is that I am a small town girl. Big cities with lots of
people and multiple subway lines (they call it the 'T' here) make me
real nervous. But I am now safe and secure in our hotel room waiting
for the time when I must venture out on the T – make a couple of
transfers – and finally – hopefully, meet up with Carey.
while I wait, I have taken the opportunity to catch up on my Bible
Devotions. One that I read talked about Jesus' first miracle when he
turned the big jugs of water into 'good' wine (the wedding at Cana
story). Mary was there, and the followers asked what they should do.
Mary asked Jesus, and he told her his time had not yet come.
made me think about Mary, the mother of Jesus and how it must have been
for her. Parenting is not an easy job and one never knows what is the
right thing to do. Imagine having the Son of God – what to do with a
child like that?
when Jesus left the group and Mary and Joseph had to go back for him
and finally found him in the temple? This makes me wonder . . .
here now in Boston. What if I didn't show up at the meeting place for
Carey, and he finally found me at the Old South Church here in Boston?
What if I told him that I could not return with him because I had to do
the work of the Lord here? Can you just imagine his reaction?
makes me realize what Jesus' followers were up against back in the
early days of their ministry. They really bucked the current trends and
ideas, and they spread the good news in their towns and the surrounding
areas. They risked their lives, risked being put into prison, they
spread the good news to all who were willing to accept Jesus as their
one true Savior. Very cutting edge.
for me, I will hopefully get to take a tour of the Old South Church and
will do some other touristy type things. And then I will return home.
I won't stay behind like Jesus did that time. My ministry will
continue in the Fond du Lac area . . . such as it is.
God's Blessings to You -