So as I have been immersed in all things prayer this year, I have begun to wonder if familiarity has caused us to lose sight of the Awe and Wonder of God? Do our prayers reflect the magnitude of who God is, what God has done, and what God continues to do in the midst of an avalanche of worldly sinfulness. Have we become so familiar with God that we now take him for granted? I began to think that in our over-stimulated cyber driven world in which we live in, are we no longer impressed by the wonder of God's creation? Have we settled for avatars of reality or cheap knock-offs of divine experiences? Do our prayers reflect J.O.Y. ? Jesus first, Others second, and You last? So many of our prayers treat God like he is a cosmic Butler or a divine Concierge. When was the last time we hit the pause button and looked around at the world in which God has created and thought about giving thanks for the creator. If you asked me what I thought was missing most in our spiritual experiences, it would be the loss of awe and wonder in our daily lives. It's not that awe and wonder do not exist, it's that we fly right by it and miss all the beauty around us. So join us Sunday as we continue to look at prayer from every angle.
Thank You- I wanted to personally thank the congregation for all your expressions of love and support for Deedie and I during Pastor's Appreciation month. We feel so blessed to continue to share life and ministry with each of you. The notes of blessings placed on the wall last Sunday really touched both of us and it was tearfully humbling to read them. So thank you for the many ways you continue to love us so well. We love our church!
Dear Church, we will soon embark on our next mission trip to Tanzania, where we teach doctors and help patients at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. This hospital, a major referral facility for a large region of the country, receives patients with very challenging problems. On this occasion, we are thrilled to be bringing a set of pediatric bronchoscopes for treating infants and young children with the life-threatening condition of foreign body inhalation. Sadly, some of these children die because proper instruments are lacking to remove such objects. The state of the art bronchoscopy set purchased by Georgianna using funds raised at the pie auction will have a significant impact for lessening such tragic outcomes. We are deeply grateful for your willingness to support our mission and wish to thank the members of our church family and its leaders for making this possible. We humbly ask for your thoughts and prayers as we engage with those who are suffering and help the medical staff to provide better treatment outcomes.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Gayle Woodson and Tom Robbins
Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday, November 4.
Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour.