Christian Education Corner

Christian Education Corner

While I realize this Scribe article will not come out until after Christmas, it is the middle of Advent when I am writing. In the middle of Advent, I always think of Mary’s Song. Her beautiful words of commitment to something she cannot see and hardly can believe is a reminder to all of us that faith is not always in the seen, it is in the unseen workings of a God who loves us.

Mary said: “God’s mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. God has shown strength with God’s arm; God has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. God has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; God has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. God has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise God made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

If ever there was a time for us to believe in Mary’s song, that time is now. I am also reminded that the promise is not to just those who believe in Jesus, it is to all descendants of Abraham. That means that the promise is to Christians, and Muslims, and those of the Jewish faith as well. We would all do well to get involved in our interfaith communities, especially those who are claiming their Abrahamic roots. I will be forever grateful to those who taught me that we are more alike than we are different. In the New Year, may hope, peace, love and joy come to every household.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Those who were previously in the Focus group and those who are of an age to be included will gather for baking items for the Pads program on December 30th at 7:00p.m. Pizza will be served.
  • This same group has the opportunity to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities on State Street in Chicago with the other Interfaith youth group members. This will be explained on December 30th.
  • The Christian Education class will continue its journey through the books of Matthew and Isaiah.

 

I look forward to continuing to work with the young people of this congregation, each one of whom is very special!      -Bonnie Haase