We are certainly living in an unusual, challenging time.
Even those of us who are strong in faith are feeling uneasy and uncertain.
Since you are receiving this email, you are on Ascension’s distribution list, which means you believe in something beyond the here and now.
You believe in God—and you believe in Jesus.
Because of this, you will be able to “walk on water,” even when the seas of life are turbulent.
Think about St. Peter: A simple fisherman walked on water.
He faltered only when he took his eyes off Jesus, when he began to rely upon himself rather than the Lord (see Matthew 14-22-33).
Peter could walk on water only because the one who called him, Jesus, was Lord of the universe.
Jesus remains Lord of the universe. No worldly suffering .. no virus, no health concerns, stock market crash, job loss … nothing is outside his loving providence.
In such difficult times, we need to remember that God’s grace is always present to sustain us …and can even bring us some blessings in the midst of our suffering.
Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be open to you” (Matthew 7:7). His promise and his grace are certain—even in this uncertain time.
Let us turn to the Prince of Peace for strength and courage.
Please be assured of the prayers of the entire Ascension team for you and your family.