All Saints Messenger - June 21, 2018

posted Jun 25, 2018, 11:52 AM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 

"Don't you care?" You can just imagine the fear and frustration of the disciples as the storm battered their boat. The waves were treacherous, the shore was distant and their odds of survival were increasingly slim--yet Jesus continued to sleep. Do their lives matter so little to him that he cannot be bothered to awake? 

When God seems silent in our seasons of distress, the same question comes to mind. Hard pressed by anxieties and tragedies, we have little choice but to try and wake God up. We pray, we beg, we shout: "Lord, don't you care that I'm perishing?" If you are waiting for an answer to that question, then take this to heart: your God cares so deeply that God underwent death for you. Though the silence is deafening, your God is neither distant nor indifferent. The one who watches over you neither slumbers nor sleeps.

God of salvation, draw near to me in my distress and give me the peace that comes from you. Amen. 

See ya Sunday!

Fr. Gary+