Reflections on Faith and Community

Dear friends,

On this page, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. You can also find them on the church's YouTube Channel in the "Weekly Word" playlist. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.

Andrew S. Odom

08/26/2019 10:48 PM

Being Blessed

08/26/2019 10:48 PM
08/26/2019 10:48 PM

May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 115:15)

This coming Sunday is ONE SERVICE Sunday, so don’t forget that we are having ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30am, followed by ONE SERVICE PROJECT in Tennent Hall benefiting Kids Against Hunger.

During worship, we will be talking about blessing. We use that word a lot in church. “We are blessed,” we say, or, “They sure are blessed.” What do we mean when we say it? On the surface of it, I think we assume we mean that they are blessed with something, like money or health. But do we really think that those things just randomly come to some as blessings but not to others? Perhaps blessing means something else entirely. Perhaps it has a deep and holy meaning that tends to slip by us. Perhaps God means something quite special with that word.

As you walk through this week, keep the word blessing with you. Ask yourself what you mean if you find yourself using it. What do you hear when someone else uses it? Spend the week with it so that you might come to church Sunday morning ready to both be blessed and become a blessing. I look forward to seeing you.