The Chaplain’s Corner
Recently, I was out taking a walk. For all who go walking we have something in common. It is a good time to think, daydream and remember things from the past. I also find it a good time to review significant ideas that were memorized over the years. It can also be a convenient time to pray. Since we can do two exercises at the same time, it need never be a waste of time.
We have a rather large family. Each is different from the others. They all have strengths and needs, If we believe that God knows everything, giving thanks for their strengths and praying for their needs certainly is important. It is likely that neither the one who prays nor the one prayed for will ever know the full impact of those prayers.
We have a very nice sidewalk along Main Street in North St. Paul Since we are a small city, it is easy to pray for our city and its many areas of activities. City government, residents, business establishments and on and on goes the list. Who knows the needs of all of these entities? We can just care and pray and leave the rest up to God.
During the next six months or so we likely will have nice warm weather. We, of course, like our four seasons. Each is a special time to get out, enjoy whatever God has given us for weather and have some conversation time with Him.
It would be well to remember that God loves and cares about every single individual. It is also good to remember that all seven billion humans on earth could conceivably converse with Him at one time. Just to think that He knows all about every person and yet cares for me as one single individual. What a mighty God we serve. Let’s not let Him down by ignoring Him.
Have a good week enjoying the beautiful spring time and maybe some nice walks or runs or bike riding.
For the 2014 club, April 27 takes us to II Samuel 18 and Luke 21.
Enjoy the beautiful outside that God made for you.
Crist Langelett writes a twice-monthly column on faith. He is a chaplain for the city of North St. Paul and the Washington County Jail. He is also a volunteer at the local food shelf.