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

04/01/2020 11:08 AM


04/01/2020 11:08 AM
04/01/2020 11:08 AM

Then he led out his people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid; (Psalm 78:52-53)

Well, it’s official. Yesterday we were all informed that schools in Texas are not to return to normal operation until May 4th. Let me tell you, when that announcement was made, the energy in my house plummeted. Our kids knew it was coming, but to hear it said definitely hit home. Things are better this morning, but it is going to be year of uncertainty for sure. How are the days going for you?

One of the things that gives me hope in all of this is the sentiment of togetherness that is being shared. “We are in this together,” I keep hearing. And it is true. We are in this together. I am so proud to be part of a church who gets that. We are doing all kinds of things to make sure we are together. From our online “cabin fever” ministries, to the help our deacons are providing with grocery delivery and phone calls and prayers, to the ways we are trying to continue to creatively support our missional partners while remaining distant at the same time, we are in this together.

One quote I saw online said, “This is the Lentiest Lent I have ever Lented.” It has certainly felt like that at times for many of us. Even though we know that much harder times have fallen on others before, it is alright to feel the different emotions this season is bringing. Know in the end that we are in it together, led though the wilderness by a God who is with us all. We are all held by the hands of love. May that be a blessing to you today.