The world is beginning to awaken. It’s 5am and I’m awake. I’m not sure the reason because I wish I could go back to sleep, but I don’t. So I listen to the birds singing their songs. I look over the peaceful lake and I thank God for His beautiful creation. It is a peaceful time to go to God in prayer.

God comes to us and braces us with His presence in the most unlikely places and in the most unlikely times. I’m sure you could give many examples of those unlikely times and places. The most unlikely place God has ever met us was on a cold, hard wooden cross so long ago. Who would have thought that God would love us so much that He would send His only Son to die for us?

And even today, we find ourselves unexpectedly face to face with the One who created us, redeemed us, and makes us holy. There we are in our routine, with all the possible bases covered, and like a sleepless spring morning, God comes to us and makes us stop and take notice.

Where is God in your life? If you’re like so many people, you get busy and it takes God getting right in your face to make you pause and take notice. During the summer months we vacation, go to weekend “getaways,” enjoy the summer activities, and rejoice in the warmth and sunshine. Yet in the midst of the summer “busyness” my prayer is that you will remember who it is that makes our summertime and recreation possible.

We all deserve time to refresh ourselves during the summer months after our hectic and cold winter. But don’t vacation from church the whole summer. When on vacation, worship! (Bring a bulletin from your visiting church. I enjoy reading how other churches worship.)

When you are at home, commit yourself and your family to join your St. Martin family. We still “do” ministry in the summertime and the church continues to need you as you need the church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blessings and enjoy the summer,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pastor Devie

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