From Rev Sue Ann Yarbrough
This week, it has been a blessing for me to be with some of you either via Zoom, or physically distanced on a patio or parking lot. I am continually amazed at how we human beings can adjust when circumstances are less than perfect. However, let's face it; we seldom have perfect situations. Perfection is God's realm. We simply adjust and continue to try to follow God's instructions and God's love as best we can. Thank you all for the numerous ways you have adjusted in this past year. Truly amazing.
Knowledge can be found just about everywhere. Wisdom, however, is deeper. It must be lived. God gives each of us our "starter wisdom," but it is up to us to learn from our lives and develop our wisdom. If we disregard wisdom, we cannot live fully into the person God is calling us to be. The world needs more people exploring their wisdom and living by what they are learning. That is how we become fully human. That is how we learn to live in balance with the world.
Please do not disregard your gift of Wisdom. It is your divine inheritance, and I believe God takes great delight to see his children live wisely. Yes, God takes great delight in us, so let us show our gratitude by loving this life and one another. That is how we can show God our love.
Holy God, we thank you for sharing your gifts of wisdom with us. May we not disregard such a wondrous gift, but rather claim it and make it our own. Today is Earth Day. Our prayer is that humans will learn to live on this earth wisely. May we tend to the earth with love, and leave a beautiful inheritance for those who come after us. We thank you for the progress being made during this pandemic. We pray that the world will know peace and good health. Help us to take care of one another and ourselves.
In Gratitude we pray,
Rev. Sue Ann Yarbrough, Associate Pastor
San Lorenzo Community Church, United Church of Christ