Ponderings for June 12 2019

Hello, Trinity family and friends. I sit here typing this in my hotel room in London. Heading out soon where it is barely in the 50s and pouring down rain—and it’s the middle of June! Yuck!
 
From what I can tell, it seems like you’re having a nice week weather-wise there. (Earthquakes aside! I wonder if all of our paintings on the wall at home are crooked.)
 
Not sure where you are reading this Ponderings, whether at home or at work or thousands of miles away on a business trip, but I hope you can appreciate the life and place where you are right now. See it as a gift from God’s hand. And maybe don’t complain too much, like someone I know…in the rain…in London.
 
We sometimes pray “your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” What if you were the answer to someone’s prayer like that today?! That by your love and kindness and Christ-like grace, the heaven and good will of God that someone really needs to experience today could come in the form and actions of you. Keep your eyes and heart open. You can be just what someone needs today.
 
We will come together on Sunday and celebrate Father’s Day and the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father. His presence will be evident among us through his Word and our worship and fellowship. And still, in the meantime, his presence and “kingdom” can be very real to many as we choose to love others and let the Spirit of Christ live through us. Kingdom behavior = random acts of Christ-likeness (I just made that up, but I kind of like it)! 🙂
 
Anyway, I’ll catch you on the other side. See you this weekend. Hope I don’t need an umbrella.
Pastor Paul