From: Rich Carlson
Date: March 21, 2020
Subject: It's March 21; Good Morning Union Special Sabbath Edition



"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

I’ve been accumulating verses of encouragement that I’m going to share with you in my quarantine time! “Pray and give thanks” is the wisdom of Paul. And the result will be “the peace of God that WILL guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.” The goal of prayer is not to get what I want but to receive what God wants—not my solutions but His peace.

Have a great Sabbath with God so He can give you His peace through this storm. And when He gives it to you, share it with someone else.

Pastor Rich

PS        The virtual Well Worship Experience will take place every Sabbath morning at 10:15am via IG Live at The Well Worship Experience IG. You are welcome to join us

PS        CVC virtual worship service at 11:15 on CVC Facebook page, Instagram account, and the usual livestream feed

Quote for the day:      the underlined part was my ah-ha moment for pause and reflection!

Pandemic

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath —

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

 

And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.

(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.

 

Promise this world your love —

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we all shall live.

— Lynn Ungar 3/11/20

 

Have a blessed Sabbath as you “Shabat” and stop to be with God, undistracted. His promise is peace.