This Sunday we will continue our trip to the ancient church in a place called Colossae. Those folks may have never met Paul face-to-face but they are his “family” in Christ. This week we will consider what it is to be with someone “in spirit.” Today’s technology allows us to talk with people on phones and see them even if they are thousands of miles away. We can almost touch a loved one who is in another city, state or nation. Paul’s day was different. To be with someone “in spirit” meant that your heart, mind, and soul reached beyond the miles to be enriched by another’s presence. We will take a look at Paul’s desire to be with the Christians in Colossae in that joyous spirit on Sunday.
I was blessed to be able to give the opening devotional on the first day of tutoring a few days ago. Marjorie Sink and Pam Davis and an excellent group of tutors help young people learn math, but they also provide a warm, caring environment where these young people learn about God and our world. To all who are involved in our Tutoring Ministry, THANKS for a job well done.
That same spirit of gratitude is mine when I see the way our lay leadership is stepping up in our Celebrate Recovery ministry. CR’s lay leaders are re-building the foundation of that vital ministry. I hope you will be praying for them in their very important work as we seek to be a place of refuge and hope for those who are hurting.
I hope to see you on Sunday as we remember what it is to be with someone “in spirit,”