Sunday to Monday / Jesus Appears in the Midst of Doubt

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21

It might be a good idea if, like the White Queen, we practiced believing six impossible things every morning before breakfast, for we are called on to believe what to many people is impossible. Instead of rejoicing in this glorious "impossible" which gives meaning and dignity to our lives, we try to domesticate God, to make his mighty actions comprehensible to our finite minds.”―Madeleine L'Engle

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Our Easter celebration continued yesterday. We heard the story from John 20:19-31 of how Jesus showed up in the middle of the disciples who were hiding behind locked doors. His first act post-resurrection is to speak: "Peace be with you." Jesus spoke his peace to Thomas, the well-known doubter. We can trust that Jesus shows up in the midst of our fears and doubts. 

We were blessed by the presence of a band from Confluence Ministries. Cleo shared his testimony of why GGCC matters to him and we enjoyed a clip from Evan Almighty to remind us that God gives us opportunities to change our lives and the world. 

Worship was followed by the stewardship campaign's service project to clean up the RCHS grounds. A great lunch was served - smoked chicken by Cleo! - and a good time was had on a sunny spring afternoon picking trash on the east side of the building. 

Click here for photos from yesterday. 

Take the message into your week for reflection and conversation. 

  • How do you hear Jesus’ voice? How are you Jesus’ voice in the world?

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