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2011-12-01 / Community News

Just a Thought.......


Rev. Dave Fischer Rev. Dave Fischer I have begun to wonder if it is not easier to be a believer in Lexington. My thinking is informed by these realities.

Many folks are living on land which has been in their families for more than 150 years. That has got to make the whole idea of eternity more understandable.

At night, we can see all the stars and be aware that these are the same heavenly luminanaries that have guided ships and slaves; war ships and peace vessels for centuries.

The evidence is before us that we are part of something greater than ourselves.

We till the land and prepare the pastures and wait. The rains may come and they may not. Either way, it is clear that we are not ultimately in charge. We are dependent on forces not seen, and, even today, largely unknown. There is a mystery to life that calls out faith and hope.

Families live among their own. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents are omnipresent. You are not alone, not on your own, there is a supporting cast who cares about you and about whom you are concerned. The Biblical phrase, “therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” is very real and very powerful in our lives.

Lexington is a community, in the best sense of the word. Folks help one another. Whether it be crisis or celebration, someone is there to share. We are not orphans. We belong. It changes our feelings about people. It changes our behavior.

We see the same people day after day. We know them, they know us. Biblical concepts like forgiveness and new beginnings are not optional, but required to keep life viable and moving forward.

Prayer is real. Often, it is the primary resource when we cannot change things ourselves.

Yes, I have been wondering if it is not easier to be a believer in Lexington.

It is just a thought . . .

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