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Now is a good time to savor what our savior has given to us

By Dinah Dutta, Chaplain

How are we doing a year after COVID has been on my mind lately.  I also completed a year as a chaplain at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor that became my second home.

I want to be honest with you, I lived every day worrying about all of you. I relaxed a bit after most of us got vaccinated. Nonetheless a constant fear of, “What if one person tests positive again?” made me feel very anxious. However, when we entered into the season of spring the beauty of new life around us made me sing:

Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing. (Beautiful Savior, verse 2)

While I write this, I realized we entered into another season: The summer. The warm temperatures, though sometimes we feel miserable, brings the beautiful dancing daylilies who love sun, the thunder, the blue skies, the crimson sunsets, singing birds and running rabbits, which all give me peace.

"This too will pass" was my grandmothers' favorite phrase, I often remember. Together, we made it so far and will continue to stay strong and positive.  If you know the song Beautiful Savior, I invite you to join and sing with me.

The second verse I shared above encourages us to stop for a moment and worship God our creator with our eyes and ears as we encounter the world that our beautiful Savior has created and called good. “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) I thank God for each one of you. I feel blessed to serve God at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor together with all of you.

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