What a joy it was to see the Waynesburg community come together yesterday at the Relay for Life! The devastating impact of cancer had touched almost everyone there, but it was clear that the compassion of the community was hewn from a far greater spirit than cancer’s destructive work.
Our Lord is with us to care for us every step of our lives. The world often wants to make us think we are alone and left to carry our burdens by ourselves. Yesterday was a beautiful example of the fact that none of us is alone, even in the midst of the darkest places. God has given us each other to help bear one another’s burdens.
I know the next couple of weeks will be intense for all of us as the semester draws to a close. During this time, I hope we can all look for ways to support and encourage one another. Cherish these last moments of the semester. Stop and tell a graduate how much they have meant to you and speak words of blessing to them as they prepare for the next phase of their lives. And when the burdens get too much to bear, know that you can cast your cares upon the Lord, for he cares for you.
Rev Carolyn Poteet