Dear church Family,
Greetings in the name of our risen Lord! The words Do Not Fear appears 365 times in the Bible. There is a reason for this. It is a promise for every day of the year. Our biggest temptation is to live in fear, rather than surrender and trust. Surrender all of your concerns to God. Only He can handle it.
The leadership of our congregation has decided that our church will remain closed until further notice. These days may seem long, but they will eventually come to an end. It is important that we all do our part to not spread this infection. This affects the safety of others. We have 50 extra copies of the Upper Room for our congregation. We are all reading it every day as a simple way to have a daily focus and feel united. I really enjoy it. I want to highlight the devotional for Sunday, March 29th. The theme is Being Strong. The author, Jill Maisch, from Maryland, shares how she cried at a high school after a tragedy.
Jill concluded “I learned that being strong in the wake of a tragedy doesn’t require hiding our sadness. As Christians we know that even in the midst of our distress, we can remain strong in the assurance that death is not the end. As we struggle through times of grief, the promise is given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us hope, and enables us to persevere.”
This pandemic is also a grief process. We have lost many freedoms and plans. We have to both grieve these losses, and remain strong in the Lord. May God bless you as you begin a new