John 14:15-20 & Jeremiah 17:7-8 – Looking to the deep foundation God provides for us: a deep rootedness that sustains us in times of challenge. We are blessed with the gift of the Spirit with us and are not abandoned. Rather we are sustained in strength and hope allowing us to move forward through our fears & anxiety flourishing and bearing fruit! (As a tree planted by the river with roots nourished by refreshing waters or the context of Jesus’ disciples promised the Spirit to encourage and guide them) As others before us, we can provide hope and encouragement to others sharing the light & love of God.
NOTE: In order to give pastors of the Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference (ACC) a break, conference ministers and others provided virtual worship this week! Everyone who is part of ACC worshiped together (while at home).