This Pastor Has Nothing to Say…

I have been toying with starting a blog for a while now, but I wasn’t (and still am not) sure that I had anything worthwhile to say outside of Sunday sermons.  But here I am.  Nothing gets done if we don’t first get started.  That said I am also still learning the whole website and blogging thing, so please extend grace as I figure this whole thing out.   I will try to post weekly to start with and see how it goes.

So here is today’s post.  Today is Thursday, February 25, 2021.  We are already eight weeks into the new year.  It has certainly started off weird – all kinds of bad weather, including a once-every-forty-years storm that left Post, TX in an “ice age” for 10-plus days followed by several days of no usable water (day number five and counting).  Yet that has been intertwined with some really good things – like the rollout of the Covid vaccine that is starting to bring some light to the end of the pandemic tunnel that we have all been in for a year now AND the best news of all (at least for me) that everything looks perfect (the doctor’s words, not mine) with my health six months following surgery and treatment for breast cancer.

I guess this is kind of how life goes.  Good and bad mixed together.  Occasionally one outshines the other for a few days, or a few weeks, or months, or even a year or more.  But I think it is important for us to experience the good and bad together.  The bad makes us stronger, or at least that is what the proverbial “they” say.  If we let it, it helps us realize how beautiful the good things are and how many blessings we have.  I wonder if we would really know the good things – all the beauty in the world, all of our celebrations, all the kindness and love that surround us – if we didn’t also have the bad.  Would we really see good in the world?  Would we recognize it?  I think maybe not.  So maybe it is good to have the bad.  And perhaps best of all is to know that Jesus is right there with us, experiencing everything we are experiencing, holding our hands, walking beside us, and saying, “My dear sister, my beloved brother, we are in this together.  I won’t leave your side or let go of your hand.  We will come out the other side.  And my light will shine even brighter than before.”  And this friends, might be nothing for some, but I think it says everything!

For now, this pastor has nothing else to say!