Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I don’t think I’ll ever forget what she said.
When I called her Wednesday morning she told me about how grateful she was for the way the members of her Sunday School class and her pastors had been calling to check on her. She said how proud she was to call Broadmoor her church home. And then she said they words I’ll never forget.
“This is what we do. When the world falls apart, the Church comes together.”
I want you to know how proud I am of you and how grateful I am to serve as your pastor. This is an incredibly challenging time for us all, but you are handling this situation with the grace, compassion, and kindness of Christ.
It is beginning to look like this situation is going to be far more challenging, and have deeper and longer lasting impacts on our community than we can imagine at this time.
I do not say this to be overly dramatic or to instill a sense of dread or fear. I say this because I believe the most important thing we need right now, both from our elected officials and from each other, is honest, transparent, and factual information.
I know these are challenging days. But, I also know about one of the greatest gifts God has placed within you, resiliency. So great is God’s love for you that he placed deep within you the ability to adapt and adjust and flourish no matter how challenging the days may be.
This God given gift of resiliency, activated by the power of the Holy Spirit, is what enabled Paul to write, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Remember, even though it may seem as if the world is falling apart, as disciples of Jesus we have access to a strength that comes from above. Strength that helps us be resilient and come together in days like these.
Sisters and brothers, be strong, courageous, and resilient in the Lord and know I hold you in my heart.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Donnie Wilkinson