From the Pastor’s Desk


A meme popped up on my social media timeline the other day that said the people who see the glass as half empty or half full are missing the point.  

In most cases I am an optimist.  I would tend to view the glass as half full instead of half empty.  I have always been that way. I look for the positive in the situation and even in the hardest of situations I will try and find something good.  I try not to complain much because what good does complaining do anyway. It doesn’t help make the situation any better or any easier and often just makes me feel worse if I do complain.  My glass would be half full.

On the other hand a pessimist would see the cup as half empty.  They would see what was wrong in any given situation. They tend to focus on the worst aspects of life and often believe the worst will happen.  Now being a pessimist isn’t all bad (there I go trying to make the best of everything) they really can bring some balance to those of us who are optimists.

The meme though said both were missing the point.  The point is the glass is refillable. It is neither half empty or half full.  While some of drink might be missing the vessel is ready to be refilled. Our lives are like that.  Sometimes we may feel as though we are only half full. There are people who depend on us, chores to do, tasks to accomplish, and work that always needs to be done.  We have given so much of ourselves that we feel tired, worn out, and empty. It is then that we need to be refilled and recharged so that we can be ready to give of ourselves again.

It is God that fill us when we fill empty.  Through worship, reading God’s word, being with the community of believers, and singing hymns we can fill refreshed and renewed to make it through another day.  When we are in need of being refilled may the words to Spirit of the Living God pour from our souls “Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me”.

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