Out with the Old, In with the New Beginning

By Eileen Gilmer

Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor
Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor

Spring is almost here. It’s on Sunday, March 20. I can’t wait. I love spring and everything that it brings: flowers, more hours of daylight, and (hopefully) no more snow for a long, long time. But mostly, I love knowing with spring comes Easter. Easter reminds us about renewal and life. We celebrate the God-come-to-earth in Jesus. We reflect on his self-sacrificing love, and we rejoice in our opportunity to live our lives reflecting his time on earth.

This is also a perfect time for spring cleaning. It’s not just about sorting through an out-of-control sock drawer or clearing out a hall closet. (Although getting rid of extra stuff in our lives can be a form of service if we donate items to those in need.) The spring cleaning I’m talking about is more spiritual in nature. It involves searching out the things that are holding us back from, or getting in the way of, our connection to God.

What is getting in the way of your spiritual life? What are the things that you need to pack up and deal with for once and for all? Maybe it’s guilt or envy. Maybe it’s the need to forgive or to be forgiven by someone. Whatever it is, know that God is with you in your struggle. Your church family at Trinity is also here with prayer and support.

I invite you to take stock of what’s important in your life and then act on it. I’ll see you Sunday.

Come close to God and God will come close to you. James 4:8

 

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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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