A Promised Presence

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

It seemed this past week that even the winter weather seem to want to keep a grip on us to keep us from enjoying spring and brighter and warmer weather. 

Like the growing length of our national efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the winter has seemed to be going longer than expected.

But, warmer brighter days are coming more frequently, and the season of new life and light is breaking in. Just being able to open the windows is a wonderful breath of fresh air.

Even as we remain under strict social distancing rules, we are reminded of new beginnings and God’s gracious and life giving love for us. Even the moisture of the melting of the unexpected May snowfalls nourished the budding plants and gave water to animals and birds to drink.

God’s love for us and all creation remains unbroken.

My sermon this morning is based on the reading from John’s Gospel chapter 14, verses 15 to 21. (Read the Gospel Reading and all the readings assigned for this Sunday here.)

Here is a video of prayers and a short message for the 6th Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park