From the Pastor's Heart,
Since my last article some wonderful changes have taken place. For starters we have been able to open up the church and recently, remove the blue tape from the pews, which is such a blessing. When it comes to the virus, I ask that we continue to practice the proper safeguards. If you desire to wear a mask, please feel free to do so. For those who may feel safer sitting with fewer people, we will continue to live-steam the service to the Fellowship Hall. We fully understand that some may prefer to stay home for the time being. I also ask that if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus please do not come to church for 10 to 14 days. Let's do our part to keep the doors of the church open.
As many of you know, Theresa and I have a new home. We have officially moved in and are getting closer to unpacking that last box. The past several weeks have been nerve-racking in many ways, especially with regard to securing the mortgage loan. So much of your personal life is revealed to people you don't even know: your credit rating, tax records, bank statements, paystubs, personal financial information, etc.
It reminds me that we have a Father Who knows all those things and more. In fact, He knows everything about us. In Luke 12:7 the Word of God tells us that He even knows the number of hairs on our heads. Psalm 139:2: "You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar." What a wonderful thought - having a personal relationship with Someone Who sees everything there is to know about us, even what we are thinking and our motives. God knows our habits, our strengths and our weaknesses. Are you ready for this? He knows our words before they roll off our tongues. Isaiah 65:24, “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
We can find comfort in knowing that we have a God who isn't surprised by unseen things like we are. Difficult circumstances may surprise or dismay us, but God already has everything under control. When we ask for His help in any situation, He already knows what we are going through and already has the answer. God is so good!