Reflection by Katie Ahern, Communication and Office Administrator
Last summer my family rented a cabin in Alexandria, MN over Labor Day weekend. I don’t often see the sunrise, so it was a “must do” activity during the trip. I got up early, made coffee, and slipped outside onto the dark patio. I got comfy in a lawn chair and waited. I listened in the dark to the emerging sounds of nature waking up. Bunnies and squirrels began rustling, the water began to ripple with movement, and the darkness in the sky lightened and lightened as the fullness of the sun rose from the horizon. A new day had begun and all of nature knew it. God gives each of us a fresh start every day, and not just with a sunrise. He gives us a fresh start in any area of life that we ask for and is willing to help us change. May we live each day knowing we can always start again because of the mercy God’s love provides.
Dear God, You are always faithful in your love for us. May we accept the mercies you give us and see each day as a fresh start. Whether we need to give or receive forgiveness, let us know that you are always by our side and guiding our path. Help us see the beauty in our lives and appreciate the newness of each day. Amen.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
1900 7th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
Office Hours: temporarily by appointment only (Mon - Thurs)
Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am
12 pm Cristo Rey Servicio en Español
Masks are currently required while indoors and we livestream every service here