Valerie Taylor
May 27, 2018
Valerie Taylor
Coordinating Minister

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Luke 24: 44-53
In Our End Is Our Beginning

Our scripture this morning reminds us that joyful, sorrowful, bittersweet; planned or unexpected; welcomed or resisted or grieved; no matter how a leave-taking happens, it always brings an invitation to blessing, and makes space for the Spirit to open new doors.  In the words of the hymn:   “In our end is our beginning, in our time, infinity; in our doubt, there is believing; in our life, eternity; from the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery – unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.”   The seeds of potential are always present in every ending – sending shoots of possibility into new beginnings.  Things are never the same – but all the richness that has been gained from love and friendship given, from faith expressed, and cherished memories and experiences shared – is never lost.  It becomes the fertile ground out of which something new begins to sprout and grow.