May the God of all goodness provide for all our needs and grant us His Spirit so we may faithfully serve as we are called. Dear friends in Christ, as summer draws to a close the memories of our vacations and special times with family will be posted and shared with friends. We rejoice and give thanks for the times we have together and pray for more days with opportunities to capture and celebrate our life. And still, without acting today we lose the chance to share with others later. The choices and actions we make today, both individuals and collectively, will create the history we reflect upon tomorrow.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thes. 5:16-18) The Apostle Paul offers these words to describe how Christians should act today and at all times. If today we are able to follow the words Paul offers, the Spirit will guide our history. And in this, we will always remember and share with everyone what God has done for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.