Deacon: Ann Downing

Going to church on Sunday morning has always been a part of my life. I enjoy worship and learning about God.  Even though I have attended church since I was a child, I do not have all the answers.  I am still learning and growing.

Sometimes when life gets especially confusing, I remind myself of the basics.  I believe in God, and I believe that Jesus is the Son of God.  It is through Jesus that I can get close to God.  I believe that God is the God of love. He wants us to love Him and to love other people.  It is not up to me to judge other people or their beliefs.  I have faith.  I once heard a priest on the radio say, “The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.  If you’re certain, you don’t need faith.”  God is also mystery.  I studied biology in college, and I love mysteries.  The author, Robin Meyers wrote, “Faith…is an orientation toward the mystery of God; not a list of claims that one can know with certainty what that mystery is.”  Peter Gomes wrote in The Good Book, “mystery invites us in…not a problem to be solved.”

Being a part of Post Mills Church encourages me as I grow, worship, and explore the mystery.

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