Thank you Personnel Committee, and thank you Church! As you recognized Brad, Austin, and me yesterday for Pastor Appreciation Month, I couldn’t help but think of how it is I who am so appreciative of you. It is a blessing to serve this church on this church staff. You all make our ministry so enjoyable and fulfilling. Thank you for your support and encouragement all the time, but especially during this difficult COVID time. Also, thank you for the generous “love gift” I know came from your heart. I am proud and honored to be your pastor!
Most likely, by the time you read this the election will be over. Although we may not know the final outcome for days or even weeks, we can sense that difficult times still remain for our nation. This is the time for the light of Christ to shine through His Church. This is what we have been built for. We need to pray devotedly, live wisely, and speak graciously. These are the times that separate the wheat from the chaff. Be strong and courageous, and carry His banner high! “But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13, NASB).
Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day. This Sunday we want to honor those who have or still are faithfully serving our country. God used the army of Israel as a shield of protection for the nation and an instrument of judgment against those nations who were Israel’s enemies. King David wrote, “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (Psalm 144:1, ESV). God bless America, and God bless those who faithfully defend her!
We are also thankful that God spared us from yet another hurricane! Even though the eye of the hurricane passed over us, our damage was minimal. God even rushed Zeta through our area to minimize its impact! Thank you, God, for your protection!
In the Cone of His Love!