FROM PASTOR ALLEN

“I tell you, do not worry. Don’t worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don’t worry about your body and what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than eating? Aren’t there more important things for the body than clothes? Look at the birds of the air. They don’t plant or gather crops. They don’t put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are? Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying? ~Matthew 6:25-27

We read these words in Matthew’s Gospel telling us not to worry. On June 16, 2020 I learned that a friend of mine was killed in a car motorcycle accident; a car ran a stop sign at Rt. 153 and Beachwood Ave. throwing my friend off his motorcycle, he was pronounced dead at the scene. This was a man that I occasionally ate breakfast with for the past two years. He was 60 years old the same age as me. I say this along with this scripture be-cause I tend to worry about things, and I know that many of you do also. 

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We have today to live and we have no guarantee what tomorrow will bring. In the midst of the pandemic we can worry, or we can act, the simple fact is that we can keep our distance and wear a mask when in public and we can limit our exposure to crowds, and oh yes wash our hands. All of this will keep us safe and way from the virus. My friend that I mentioned be-fore was that type of person that didn’t worry much, in fact he was very laid back. As the text tells us we cannot add a single day to our lives by worrying so let us not worry but place our life in the hands of God. 

 

 

Peace & Love

Allen L. Kahler

 

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