Too Wonderful?

“Is anything too wonderful for God?”
(Genesis 18:14)

Generations ago, God had a vision for the world. A vision of nations filled with God’s chosen people. God chose an elderly couple to be the parents of these nations: Abraham and Sarah. The problem, of course, was that they did not have any children. So, God sent messengers to Abraham to tell him that soon Sarah would conceive. “Impossible!” she cried, “I am too old.” But as the reality of this promise hit home, Sarah laughed and cried out, “Is anything too wonderful for God?” When her precious son was born, Sarah named him Isaac, which means laughter. Sarah learned that nothing is too wonderful for God! 

There are signs of God’s presence all around us, and we are reminded of how wonderful God truly is. God is at work in our lives. As a community, we have come a long way since I first walked in the door. We have persevered through the pandemic lockdowns, and we are starting to see what our new reality looks like. The world may seem different, but God’s wonderful presence still surrounds us and inspires us. Every step of the way.

And where do we see our wonderful God? We see God’s presence as we gather for worship with the added capability of providing virtual worship to those who can’t attend live worship at this time. The technology implemented during a time of crisis will benefit us for years, enabling us to reach out to our sisters and brothers in new and creative ways. We feel God’s blessings as children laugh at our neighborhood block parties. We see Christ reflected in the eyes of each person served at our Soup Kitchen and the newly formed Food Pantry. We see the Spirit blowing through our memorial garden, reminding us to embrace our faith. God’s presence is all around us, reminding us repeatedly that nothing is too wonderful for God… nothing is too difficult for God. God is with us, my friends, and speaks directly to our hearts and will bring us to the place that we are meant to be.

Is anything too wonderful for God? No, of course not! Praise be to God.
Pastor Katie