The Chimes this month is reporting on Grace Solutions. Grace Solutions is a non-profit agency (401c3) that provides services for houseless individuals in a variety of ways. The following will give you a glimpse inside this important project started by Grace Baptist Church.
Rev. David Robinson
Greetings my Brothers and Sisters. I hope you are well and staying connected during these difficult days. We recognize many of us are struggling with loneliness so I wish to encourage you to call or write your friends and folks in the congregation. If you would like to talk with me my cell number is 510-388-1833.
It may be helpful to contemplate how we are using our faith in these times of crisis. How is your faith being applied to the emotional and spiritual thoughts and feelings we are going through? What does it mean for God to be present with you and how are you responding? Is your faith equipped to help you stay focused and open to the workings of the Spirit? Are there obstacles or distractions that are in your way, blocking the Grace offered? Are your feelings tending towards deep seated doubts or loss of hope, due to the fears and anxieties of the day? Is your faith calling you towards compassion towards helping others?
I would suggest we each take some time in prayer and contemplation to consider how we are currently living our faith and what is helpful in our relationship with the Lord. I'd like to encourage you to write a few thoughts down on what your faith means to you now in the midst of all that we are going through. Please send me your comments. I would like to gather your thoughts and share them with the Grace Community in the near future so we can learn and grow together in our faith. If you would prefer me not to share your thoughts just let me know.
We are one Body in Christ, even though we are isolated, we are not alone. We are bound together in the one love of Jesus, each supporting the other.
Blessings of Health and Peace