Weekly Devotional by Mary Beth Minges - May 13, 2020 

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” MLK

These days it sometimes feel like our lives are filled with many “first steps.” So much keeps changing and we are walking on a path that only a short time ago would have seemed a very distant possibility. Many of the ways we have always done things have been disrupted and detoured, we are being required to adapt, to change and to let go. It is easy in this climate to be timid, to hesitate, to be unsure of our way, unclear of what lays ahead. It is in these days that we must, perhaps as never before, rely on our faith. Confidence not in human authority, trust not in answers that continue to be elusive, but faith in God, who remains our true north, our constant companion who walks this unfamiliar road with us.

Faith in God gives us the courage required to keep taking these first steps, with hope that in the journey we will be transformed, not only by what we encounter along the way, but even more by God’s love moving and reshaping our hearts. This ongoing transformation is possible because God’s grace remains with us, making room in our hearts for what is unfamiliar and even uncomfortable. In God’s love we can we can become more fully human, made of the earth and in God’s image and likeness. We know that walking with God does not make the journey clearer or the road less winding, but can allow us to discover ourselves changed by the journey, shaped by love and moved by courage. May these ongoing days of “first steps” remind us gently of our truest Companion and the transformation the journey promises.

Mary Beth Minges has been a member of Saint Andrew since 2011 and can be reached at mbminges@hotmail.com.

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Some of our responsibilities include serving communion and sharing the Prayer of Thanksgiving.  We also help out with special services such as the Ash Wednesday, Easter Sunrise Service,  Remembrance Service and Christmas Eve Services.  

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