Dear FCC family,
We bade farewell to Molly this past weekend and it was heartwarming to see the outpouring of love from FCC members and friends. Many of us have had our lives touched by Molly in some way, and her love and care for the FCC community will always stay in my heart. Molly was many things — the one who made the most delicious coffee for us on Sundays, the one who showed care to old and new members, the one with a heart for mission, especially for the children at orphanages, and the one who prayed unceasingly for this church and for many of us.
One of the last few times I visited her at the hospice, I held her hand, prayed for her and reminded her how much she was loved. Before I left, I saw her lifting up her hands in a prayer pose even as she was drifting in and out of consciousness. I smiled because more than anything else, Molly was a prayer warrior and it was her natural instinct to pray even when she might not be fully conscious. At her funeral service, I said not only does her memory and spirit live on, her prayers live on in each one of us. She prayed fervently for our church to rise up to who God is calling us to be. She prayed for each one of us to passionately love God and all that God loves. And those prayers continue to live on in us as we trust the Spirit of God to bring all things to fruition in God’s time.
This Sunday, we continue on our pilgrimage in this season of Epiphany as we explore what it means to be Hearing God.
In God’s time,