Hope on the heart

I enjoyed getting a chance to spend some significant time at Andover today to begin the week. The sanctuary is quiet and the feeling is quite different from just a day earlier. I do enjoy the solitude and the awe that comes over me as I look upon the chancel area and am reminded once again for the reason we exist. However much I may enjoy the solitude, I love the vibrancy of Sunday morning when the body is again assembled to worship God and encourage one another. I stood in the back this past week and greeted many folks as they entered. And to a person, they entered with smiles on their face and a warm greeting on their lips. We talk a lot about hope at Andover. And I have seen it on your hearts and am strengthened to continue the work God has called us to do. Thank you.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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