This week our in our scripture lesson we take a look at the feeding of the 5,000. At the beginning of this story, Jesus is attempting to retreat to rest and pray. But the people in need follow him and what could have been a problem turned into an opportunity to minister to hungry people. Christ could have kept going, but instead he stayed and showed us that in not running away from a problem a real opportunity for good presented itself.
In that spirit, let us pray these words from Reverend Moore:
Dear God, thank you for giving us the wisdom and courage to face our problems and not run away from them. Help us to deal with problems productively and to help others do the same. Remind us that you are always just a prayer away and eager to advise us on how to solve our problems. Amen.