Sending Arrows, Seeking Signals
In 1 Samuel, there is a wonderful story about David and Jonathan. David is hiding from certain death and Jonathan wants to keep David safe from harm. The two of them make an arrangement of Jonathan shooting arrows and signaling with the arrows to David whether or not it is safe to come out of hiding.
I am thinking much about this story today. Seeking a signal, we watch avidly our news and memorize statistics and worry. Lots of worrying. Lots of praying. We want to rush through and be on the other side of this valley, but in reality—we don’t know when that will happen. We’re kind of stuck in our journey.
In the meantime, I suggest we send some of our own arrows. Reach out to those we have not seen virtually at our various Zoom/online offerings. Reach out to our neighbors literally next door through notes. Reach out and, if able, volunteer. We need to signal that we are still here, still praying, and still connected. We should also send out some arrows specifically about Bay Shore, inviting people to join us any time, during one of our many opportunities online. People are looking for signals. I suggest we respond.
And in the meantime, we continue to do “church” in the world.
My prayers continue to be with you, your friends and loved ones. I pray for your health and safety. And I pray that you take this time for some healing, reflection and inspiration.
May God bless you always,
Reminders for Sunday:
We will enjoy Music at 10 a.m. on Sunday through our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bayshorelutheran
We also will have a Service of Word and Prayer at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please see our previous post on Calendar of Events for the link!
And, we have a Dropbox Folder (an online way of sharing documents with you) filled with resources, liturgy, our Beacon Newsletter and more. You may view the folder of resources here.