On the chimney in the attic of the parsonage are the names and heights of children who grew up here long ago. We have done the same on a doorway on the second floor. Measuring one’s height and age in comparison to siblings is something many have done.
We like to know how we measure up. God invites us to use justice and righteousness as the measuring stick of our lives. Built upon the foundation of faith in God, we can trust that we will be bearers of peace as we grow in our faith.
Holy God, help us to see your standards, presented in your word. Help us to trust that in living according to your word, we will make a difference in the world for all. Amen.
Jeffrey S. Dick
First Congregational Church, UCC
South Haven, MI