And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).
For me, it was hard to close last year when we haven’t been able to experience the fullness of activities that bring so much to our lives. The time we share at our conventions and synodical meetings is precious. I’ve missed being together, lifting our voices in praise, bowing our heads in prayer, leaning into one another to share experiences, the laughter and joy that comes from women worshipping together. I missed the renewal that I receive from those meetings—a renewal that helps strengthen my faith and supports me in practicing and living with God’s light shining.
As Lutheran women, our faith is active. How can we continue to stay connected when we can’t be together? Get involved with random acts of kindness. Remember that these pandemic constraints will come to an end. As we move through these uncertain times, let’s do so with the grace and purpose we have within us.
Love one another with mutual affection. Outdo one another in showing honor (Romans 12:10).
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Margene Thompson.