Food For Thought

Rev. Shirley D. Heermance




I'm looking forward to what tomorrow holds.  I know sufficient is the day and that tomorrow may never come, still I look ahead.  To the better of yesterday's worse.  To strength anew in spite of yesterday's weaknesses.  To the kind of joy that can replace woes on hold that might creep into my days to come.  I'm looking forward, inviting you to look forward with me.  Away from a past that has held us hostage to fears and despair for far too long, toward a future that to which we belong.  I'm looking forward, inviting you to look forward with me.  Beyond the Coronavirus, beyond racism, prejudices, and hate.  I'm looking forward with my eyes lifted up, my heart filled with hope, and my mind stayed on Jesus.  Reaching ahead, vowing to let go of  the things of yesterday that will prevent me from moving into a better tomorrow.  I'm looking forward, looking back (from time-to-time) long enough to learn from my past.  I'm looking forward grateful for the view that I can see, knowing without a shadow of doubt, Jesus stands before me.  There to direct my path and to protect me as forward I go.  I'm looking forward and I invite you to do the same.  Trusting with all we are forced to go through, and  with every new day, these thing too will past.  Victory over our circumstances is ahead of us.  Keep your eyes on the prize.  


Transformation and Growth  ***  Spiritual and Physical Evolution


Psalm 84:1-2;4

"How amiable are Thy tabernacles,O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of the Lord:

My heart and my flesh cries out for the Living God.

Blesses are they that dwell in They House:

They will be still praising Thee.  Selah."


Historic St. Mark's AME Church

(785) 232-0709

801 NW Harrison Street

Topeka, Kansas 66608

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