Is. 40:8. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
When the ground underneath shakes, we can go to the One who cannot be shaken. Eternal security rests in the eternal Word of God. When hopelessness arises, turn to the rock of Christ Jesus.
Rom. 8:28 (NASV). And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don't understand
When you don't see His plan
When you can't trace His hand
Trust His Heart
He sees the masterplan
He holds our future in His hands
So don't live as those who have no hope
All our hope is found in Him
We walk in present knowledge
But He sees the first and the last
And like a tapestry, He's weaving you and me
To someday be just like Him (Newsong)
A great day of worship will be held this Sunday! Please note the information in this newsletter. There are ministry opportunities that await all of us. Let’s seize this moment to be God’s light and hope in this time.
Love one another, pray for one another, serve one another.
Clarence E. Macartney served as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh from 1927-1957. “Come Before Winter” was Macartney’s best known sermon. Macartney preached the sermon the first October of the ministry in Pittsburgh. The church elders asked that the pastor preach it each year, which he did.
Dr. Arnot Walker, when a student in the Jefferson Medical College, heard Dr.
Clarence E. Macartney preach a sermon on the text, “Do thy diligence to come before winter” (2 Tim. 4:21). The text continued to linger in his thoughts as he sat in his room. He decided, “I had better write a letter now to my mother. Perhaps the winter of death is near for her.” He wrote to her and expressed gratitude for her exemplary Christian life. Two days later while he sat in class a telegram was given to him. It read, “Come at once. Your
mother is critically ill!” Hurriedly he went to the country home. His mother was still living. A smile of recognition and satisfaction was on her face. Under her pillow lay a treasured possession – the loving letter her son had written her after the Sunday service. It had cheered and comforted her
as she entered “the valley of the shadow of death. (Knight)
Whatever we need to do for Jesus and others, let’s do it now -- before winter
Isaiah 39:4. Then said he, “What have they seen in thine house?”
When parents look back, the most important thing will be, "Did I count with
my kids?" Did we do everything possible to help them spiritually, emotionally, and physically?
The culture evaluates success so differently. Do the children love the Lord
and serve Him today? Long ago Hezekiah showed visitors from Babylon everything in his house. What did they see in the King's house?
I pray the presence of the Lord will be sensed when anyone sees our home. Fathers who lead and mothers who love will do the greatest good today. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"