The Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said, "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?" Job 38:1,2
What a passage of scripture. Job had been plagued with the worst of problems. The death of his children, the loss of his fortune and the failing of his health. He stormed the gates of heaven and demanded to know the reason why. God’s answer was, “Who do you think you are? You don’t know what you are talking about.”
How true. The workings of God are more wonderful than we can imagine and certainly beyond our understanding. I know that I have often darkened His counsel with “words without knowledge”. Some things we can only understand in the future and some things we will never understand.
We need to hold fast to that which we can understand. God loves us and gave His Son to die for us. If we will trust in Him, He will get us through the storms of life. That is all that we need to know.
Thank you to Dr. Alan Runge and Chris Nickey for preaching for me last Sunday. I took some vacation time to rest and relax. Everyone needs some downtime and I am thankful for the opportunity offeredby our church. Thanks to the staff for filling in during my time off. We have a wonderful staff and you should tell them they are appreciated. Better yet, October is Staff Appreciation month. Take time to say “Thank you” and tell them that you appreciate them.
The Personnel Committee continues to pray and seek ways to address the Family Life Ministry position in our church. We all believe that Family Life Ministry is important to the church body. It is the only age-related ministry that is not currently being addressed. The Personnel Committee and I have been praying and seeking God’s wisdom on how to address this important issue. The church body’s input has been very helpful in defining some of the ways to meet these challenges. It is my hope that the Personnel Committee will be bringing some suggestions to the church in the near future. Continue to pray for them.
It is such a wonderful blessing to be your pastor. As I continue my sermons on “Choosing Your Destiny”, I realize that I am so blessed to be able to shepherd such a wonderful church family. We have a great history but I believe that the best is yet to be written.
Come and join us as we seek God’s will for His church. See you in church.