News & Views from campus: May 31 – June 6 2020

“The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:24-25

Where is your faith? That is a question a lot of people are asking these days.  It is easy to have faith when the seas are calm and the wind isn’t whipping around making white caps on the surface.  It is easy to have faith when the skies are blue and the sun is shining. The worldly threats around us can take our eyes off of God causing our faith to evaporate in the storm around us. The disciples were so distracted by the wind and the waves that they forget the promise from Isaiah “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2)  Obviously the disciples were so distracted by the wind and the waves that they forgot the “Lord of the storm” was in the boat with them.

There is a storm raging around us. At times like this we have to decide where we put our faith.  In the scientists? In the politicians? In the hope for a vaccine? In our ability to keep our hands washed and avoid an invisible virus? Or in the creator of the universe? Today we get to decide if our God is worthy of our trust, our adoration, our hope.  The dark valleys I have walked through have taught me that no matter what we have to face in life, we never have to face it alone. We never have to face life without God.  That gives me hope in the storm.

Let us pray,

Holy God, calm the storms in my heart, silence the self-doubt, quiet the fears, and dispel the despair brought on by isolation and social distancing. Remind me today and in the days to come that you walk with me through the storms of life.  Amen.

Faithfully,

The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule

Devotions (Mon-Fri)
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Weekly Inspiration

Laughing it Off
  “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”  –Veronica Roth

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   Isaiah 43:2-4
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you.”   

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:   MCREYNOLDS CENTER
Staff:  VOLUNTEERS We thank God for the time, talents, sacrifices, and generosity of all our volunteers…and pray that they can come back to Good Sam soon.  

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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