Lately there's been some pressure in my life. Some of it comes from selling a house--there's always something more to fix, always something more to pay for. Some of it comes from taking on extra responsibilities--I always feel a day late and a dollar short.
I get calls from people who are in a bind, facing a crisis or just a concern, people who aren't going to be able to make it to their normal meetings, people who are double-booked or tired.
It isn't always a great challenge that tests our faith. It can be the daily grind of life--the worries of this life and the deceitfulness and wealth, which Jesus compares to weeds that can choke out our spiritual growth (Matthew 13:22). Do we remember to pray? Do we slip behind on our intentions to read God's Word, to be a servant to our neighbors, to grow in our love for God and others?
Take heart. God is still at work. Sometimes, Psalm 131 suggests, we are just like little toddlers, held by God the way a child is held by its mother, content and trusting.
Sometimes, Psalm 131 suggests, we are just like little toddlers, held by God the way a child is held by its mother, content and trusting.
Whatever you are facing, God is the one who will bring you through.
Join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. to encourage one another in worship.
This Sunday (June 25), right after church, there is an elder's meeting and a missions team meeting.
This Sunday (June 25) at 3 p.m. there is a meeting of the Membership and Evangelism Development Committee, at the Ligonier Matsons' house. We are always looking for new members and new ideas.