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Scriptures to be read before the sermon on Sunday, April 24:

Monday: Psalm 23:1-3

Tuesday: Psalm 51:11-12

Wednesday: Psalm 80:17-19

Thursday: Isaiah 57:18-19

Friday: Lamentations 5:21-22

Saturday: I Peter 5:10-11


Life Beside The Pond

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Neils Bohr, who some call the father of quantum mechanics, said that the first inkling he had about the nature of the universe came when he was a child gazing into the fish pond at his family home. For hours on end, he would lie beside the pond, watching the fish swimming in the water. One day he suddenly realized that the fish he was watching did not know they were being watched. The fish were unaware of any reality outside the pond - sunlight streaming in from the outside was, to the fish, simply something happening to them within the pond. Even when it rained, the fish saw this not as an event outside but only as ripples and splashes enclosed in their environment. Bohr wondered if humans were like the fish in this regard, being acted on in multiple dimensions of reality but aware of only our limited frame of reference.

What if our Sunday worship were the opportunity we have to lie down beside life’s pond and look differently at what has been called “ordinary” time? What if events contained within our little pond suddenly were perceived from a different realm interacting and impacting our lives? Might Sunday enable us to get up on Monday morning and to see and hear what is hidden from Monday-only eyes and ears – to see how God is present and at work in every part of our lives?

Please consider joining us on Sunday mornings as we talk about what benefits there might be from spending time looking together at life from “beside the pond.”

John Harp

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