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From The Rectors Desk - May 3rd

Dear Friends,

Have you ever seen a group of children at a birthday party all watch a balloon disappear into the sky? It is a rather wonderful sight. Their attention and focus is all consuming. It is for them the most important thing in the world. They are not distracted by the cake on the table, by the newly unwrapped toys or by an attention seeking barking dog. They are singularly attentive to the ballon.

When Scripture says “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:1-2 It is trying to tell us to focus without distraction on that which truly matters. This is the same message that the well-known hymn communicates.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full, in his wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace.

Let us in this Easter season endeavor by the transforming love of God to turn our eyes upon Jesus and set our minds on the things that are above that we might live the risen life to which we are called in Him.

Yours in Christ,

David Thurlow