June 15, 2020

One More Apple Tree

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
—Psalm 46:1-2

No psalm—not even the 23rd Psalm—offers imagery as evocative  as Psalm 46. The opening verses immediately bring to mind a strong reason to hope when everything around me is falling apart. I can't help but remember this quote attributed to Martin Luther* when I read Psalm 46:1-2—

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would pass away, I would plant one more apple tree today."

The world gives me so many reasons to doubt, O Lord. But you are the one constant that gives me hope. It's a good thing you're all the hope I need. I pray in the Name of the Christ, who taught me to pray: Our Father...

*He probably didn't really say it, but it's a nice quote anyway.

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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