April 14, 2020
The Engine That Connects Us
“Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3: 14
Every night at 6:00 p.m. Jennifer and I sit down to watch the PBS News Hour, an hour- long broadcast that provides in depth reporting on national and international news. I mention this because we always enjoy watching the BNSF Railway’s commercial, one of the show’s principle sponsors. There is no over voice until the very end when you hear the words: BNSF: The Engine That Connects US. The commercial’s comforting tune, along with the sights of freight trains and people moving goods and supplies across America, is reassuring and refreshing, especially today when the need for connection is greater than it has been in generations.
Our families, our faith, and our belief in the goodness of America are the things that connect us today. We take comfort in knowing that we love others and others love us. There is no substitute for the love that we share with one another, and the common values of our faith that uphold us in times of trouble.
It is the engine that connects us.
Prayer: Continue to connect us, O God, to one another and to the values that we hold sacred and true. We pray this in your name. Amen.