Traditionally, Memorial Day, signifies the beginning of summer. School will be out shortly, and many folks will be taking a long needed vacation. Once June starts, we go into the "green" Sundays in the church, the time after Pentecost. Things slow down a bit and we relax a little. The choirs are winding down, and we have some time to relax and prepare for the upcoming seasons. Many people don't make it to church during these times for one reason or another. Maybe they are on vacation, maybe they just have other things to do. But let us never forget where all our blessings come from. And that is God above. God gave us this beautiful earth to enjoy our vacations. God gave us parents and children and grandchildren to enjoy. Let us never forget to thank Him and worship Him.

While you are away on vacation, or just sitting around being lazy, don't forget about God. These are perfect times to commune with the Almighty. And how do we do that? First we pray. Talk to God. He will listen. God hears every prayer we ever offer to Him. Last Sunday, the Pastor said we shouldn't pray for a new Cadillac, however, I don't think God would mind if we asked Him to help us find a job. Then we could buy ourselves a Cadillac. The point is, just talk to God. We as humans spend millions of dollars on therapists and drugs to help us with our problems. And the solution is right in front of our face. It's God. When we talk to God, do we ever take the time to listen for an answer? Or do we go about our daily routines, just hoping God will answer our prayers. Psalm 46:10 says, "Be silent and know that I am God." This is hard for us to do. We are so busy we don't take the time to be "silent" and listen to God. While you are on vacation or just having a quiet evening on the deck, take time to "be silent" and know that He is God. You might be surprised what He has to say.

SOLEO DEO GLORIA
TO GOD ALONE THE GLORY

MICHAEL J. KOTISH