For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
Psalm 103:11-13 (ESV)
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This Sunday is Fathers Day, and although the focus is predominantly on human fathers, it is also a time to remember our Heavenly Father, who loves us more than we can imagine. Although Holly and I are on retreat this week, I will be back before Sunday and will preach on all of Psalm 103. Until Friday, we are at the retreat house where we were married almost exactly thirty-four years ago. Tonight we will have dinner with old friends and spiritual counselors, Fr. David and Betty Miller. We are very grateful for this time of renewal and refreshment in the Holy Spirit!
Last week I mentioned some resources for our summertime journey through the Psalter:
The Summer Reading Club has begun and if you are interested, please contact Anne Walker at
Please save the date for our VBS July 23-27. The theme this year is "Game Time: God Can Win With Any Play You Give Him!" Click
May the Spirit of God fill you this week,
The Rev. Bill Cobb+