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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Weekly Moravian Message June 22, 2014

Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 22, 2014

 

Every passing car

When our oldest son was a toddler, we would sit on our porch, watch the passing cars, and make up stories about the families driving by. Who was in those cars? What were they doing with their lives? Those moments often led me to think: with seven billion people in the world, am I significant? Am I of value?

As we ask these existential questions, we turn to Scripture to find wisdom. Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

. . . The hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid.”

Why are we afraid of being forgotten? Why do we wonder if our actions matter? When we connect with God through this Scripture, we understand that just by virtue of being a child of God, we are important. Our actions, even as small as they may be, have an impact on our world.

As we realize God’s care, there still may be moments when we feel very small in this global world. It is then that we must ask: how can we make a difference as single individuals? We have all seen what difference a single individual can make. People like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela have impacted our world in ways that make us take notice.

Our actions and lives may seem much smaller than those who are famous for their good deeds; however, even if the world isn’t noticing, God is. Each of us is important and valued. Even our smallest loving actions make a difference to our world. Every passing car carries a significant person whose story is important to God and humanity.

Jennika Borger, chaplain, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa.

Moravian Daily Texts

12/14/2017

Thursday, December 14 — Psalm 143:1–6
Micah 6,7; Revelation 13:11–14:5

The Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.” Genesis 3:9–10

Paul wrote: And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6–7

God of the garden, you have placed us in your natural world. May we enjoy your creation and be good stewards of it. Call us as your beloved children and make us obedient to your will. Amen.

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