God is all around us, every day. Sometimes we encounter God when we travel to new places or share a special time with friends and family. Here are some of those special moments shared by our St. Luke’s family.
While traveling in Argentina, we had the opportunity today to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate – Patagonia. As we viewed the massive glacier, the surrounding mountain peaks of the Andes and the beautiful spring flowers, we became very aware of the presence of our Creator God, the greatest artist of all. It was truly an awe-inspiring sight. The words of the hymn come to mind “For the Beauty of the Earth, for the Glory of the Skies,…Lord of all to Thee we raise This our Hymn of Grateful Praise”.
Linda Drown and Lola Borchers
My Eagle project was the retirement ceremony of 105 unserviceable American Flags. About 25-30 scouts showed up at my project to help. The project was a huge success and everyone had a great time. I chose this project because when I went to a flag retirement ceremony, I thought it was a very worthwhile experience. I also have a great respect for America and I felt this was a good way to give back to my country. Overall, getting my Eagle was a great experience, and I could really feel God guiding me and showing me the way to becoming an Eagle Scout.
In April of 2008 we headed to San Antonio, Texas to witness something I never dreamed I would see – my son’s graduation from Basic Training. You see, Kirk had been talking about joining the Air Force for a couple of years and we had fought it. How could we encourage him to join the military during a time of war? I personally could only think selfishly. I could only remember the stories of those that came before us – my grandmother sending all 3 of her boys to war, my husband’s grandmother getting that dreaded, horrible visit from the Army, the one that told her that her son had been killed in the line of duty. We talked, researched and prayed and prayed and prayed. And God told us that He would carry our son and us and we were at peace. Kirk had also heard the stories of other generations and had been inspired by many but especially by his grandfather. Kirk wanted to make his grandfather proud. In this picture of the young Airman saluting his grandfather, the former Marine, you can certainly tell that Kirk’s desire was accomplished. It was truly one of those inspiring family moments and we knew God was standing right beside us helping us and giving us a peace beyond understanding.
Nanette & Mike Moore
On a recent vacation in Maine, we stopped by the road to view a small waterfall. After looking at the falls, we turned around to leave and there before us was this glorious view of God’s good creation. The feel of the crisp, clear air and warm autumn sun mixed with the sound of the swiftly rushing water and the sight of the beautiful crimson reds, bright buttercup yellows, deep forest greens, and glittery harvest golds of fall made us stop for awhile to just listen, feel, and enjoy. We give thanks to God for these special moments and places all around us.
Jeff and Marita Ray
Please share your “prayerful moments” with us. You may submit or email pictures and descriptions to the church office (email@example.com) so we may add them to this page. Thank you!