Many of you know that one of my favorite hobbies is stamping. I really enjoy making greeting cards; however, sometimes my creativity is not flowing as well as I think it should. So I go to classes held by my Stampin’ Up consultant in Forest Hill, MD. There I can make a dozen or so cards using the creativity of my consultant. The results are usually spectacular!
During the drive up Harford Road to Forest Hill, I pass a building near Fork Road that has a sign out front promoting various functions like dance or art classes, or just that the building is available for rental. Sometimes, though, they have a clever phrase to help entice people to participate in whatever they are offering. The latest message is, “Just like fingers you can count on us.”
In reflecting on this message as I continued my drive, I came to the conclusion that it could be re-worded to say, “Just like fingers you can count on God.” Haven’t you been told before that you can count on God? That God will always be with you? That God answers your prayers, even though the answer is sometimes, “No”?
We see God’s glory in everything we do. We especially feel God’s presence when we are troubled or facing difficulty. God is just like our best friends to be there whenever you need them. You know you can count on God to be there when you need him.
God has especially been with St. Thomas’ and Epiphany as we explore partnership. The STEP teams are coming up with some very interesting information about each other, and we are learning about what we want to keep and what we’re willing to let go. More importantly, we are learning about what our dreams can be. And we know we can count on God to help us face this process together and see us through to its still unknown conclusion.
Yes, just like fingers, we can count on.
Diane Flayhart, Senior Warden