Saturday, April 18

My car was making funny noises and well, I just knew something wasn’t right. I did not attempt to fix it myself…I am not an auto mechanic.

An old filling fell out of my tooth when I was eating Swedish fish. I have heard a lot about how strong and reliable Gorilla Glue is but then in the end I decided, no, better not…I am not a dentist.

A large branch about 25 feet off the ground was hanging precariously over my garage. In my younger years I was known to climb a tree with a chain saw, but I am smarter now. I know I am not an arborist or even a tree trimmer. I made the call…

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to evolve it seems to me that once again I need to admit my limitations. I am not a scientist or a doctor. Therefore even though it is getting old, I will continue to practice physical distancing, stay home as much as possible and wear a mask when around other people. It is my way of doing my part in a situation where I am not qualified to advise. I am asking the same of you. 

Please stay in your lane of expertise and let those qualified to lead, do so.  All of you hold a special place in my heart and I do not want any of you to get sick or die from this virus. Stay, calm, stay safe, and let’s pray that it will not be too much longer. 

Let us pray:

Lord, we plead on behalf of the many people who are quarantined and isolated because of exposure to the virus, for those already ill, and for those at the greatest risk of severe illness or death. Hide them under the shadow of your holy wings, and grant them protection, healing and hope. Forgive those who have foolishly been cavalier about following restrictions and safety measures. Increase in them common sense and a respect for the lives of others along with a sense of repentance for their flippant attitudes and careless actions. Give to us all a sense of unity as we battle this virus and know that with your guidance we can make our way through this storm. In Jesus’ name. Amen

The Rev. Ellen Meissgeier