“But in their distress they turned to the Lord and sought him and he was found by them.” 2 Chronicles 15:4 (NIV)
Over 3,000 years ago, the Prophet Azariah gave hope to the people of Judah and to King Asa. The people of Judah had turned their backs on God and had chased after false idols. But Azariah reminded them that God is still God and that if the people will only turn to Him and seek His face that he will respond with love and forgiveness.
What do you do in your time of distress? Do you try and solve it yourself or maybe turn to the solutions of the world? The book of Chronicles reminds us that in our time of distress, we should turn to the Lord and seek His counsel. Distress in the life of a Christian usually drives a person closer to the Lord or farther away; it depends on their maturity. When hard times come, I pray that you run full speed into the arms of our Lord and Savior. He is waiting with patience and strength.
Summer is quickly fading and our summer concert series is coming to an end. A special thanks to Ronna for lining up such great talent. A very special thanks to the Socials Committee for the tremendous job they did in fixing and serving the refreshments. Everyone did such a wonderful job; I am so proud of you.
We are taking pictures for a new pictorial directory and we want to be sure that everyone participates. We have had so many people join in the last three years and need this valuable tool to become familiar with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please sign up if you have not already done so. It will not be complete without you.
Preparation is underway for a new spiritual emphasis called “40 Days In The Word”. We will kick it off in October and you will hear more in the days to come. Begin praying now for your participation.
The new buses are in and have already been used on the youth mission trip to Philadelphia. We thank the Lord for allowing us to have these wonderful vehicles. We still owe a little on the two new buses so let me encourage you to help pay them off. It will not take much, with everyone pitching in. Thank you again for being such a loving church family.
As we quickly approach the new church year, I pray that God will use our church in ways that He has never before, to reach the lost for Him. Tough times should drive us closer to the Lord. Come help us fulfill our calling “To know Christ and make Him known”.
See you in church,