I’m thankful for this opportunity to share with Alaska Star readers about my favorite ministry, Aglow. We used to be called “Women’s Aglow,” but Aglow is not just for women anymore. In fact, our His Hands Aglow Advisory, Henry Pennington, will speak at our next gathering on April 21 at ACF Church (16620 Brooks Loop) at 7 p.m. in the Youth Room. The topic is “Man Hunt: Calling All Men… to Aglow.”
My mom died in an unexpected and tragic way from a preventable complication of back surgery. I was there when it happened. I noticed she wasn’t breathing and initiated first response care. I felt responsible for successfully applying CPR on my mother, and I felt her ribs crack under my hands while I watched her face, looking for signs of response. The memory of it would haunt me later. I prayed for a multitude of things I don’t even remember, and I prayed for His presence.
This morning, I’m sitting at my desk reflecting upon Christ’s return that was the topic of a recent worship service. Each scripture read was filled with encouragement and certainty of Christ coming again. After reading a scripture, the preacher would ask, “Are you ready for his return?”