Pastor’s Corner

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We have experienced some challenges in the month of November to be sure.  To name a sample:  We said good bye to some dear co-laborers and friends of this ministry (moved to Georgia):  My family experienced an outbreak of the infamous Covid virus;  I myself tested positive and have been observing the various measures for protocol;  and My father in-law, founder of this church, and my friend Pastor Jerry Lucas went home to be with the Lord on Sunday Nov. 22nd after a long battle with prostate and bone cancer.  Someone remarked to me recently – “Pastor, God is really putting your family through some difficult tests.”  This is true.  2020 has been difficult for many reasons, and now we find even more struggle as we near the end of November.  It is enough to crawl under a rock and never want to come out.

BUT:  WE ARE REMINDED TO GIVE THANKS IN ALL THINGS – FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU – 1 Thess. 5:18.  It takes a full measure of grace to continue to thank the Lord and praise His name when we go through the most difficult of times.  And we are promised this “full measure of grace”.  Paul ended this section of his epistle with that very statement – “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”  No matter what we face or what test we must endure it is always for the glory of God, for our exercise to mature our faith, and that others may find encouragement through our struggle.  Thursday is Thanksgiving day.  A day to give thanks to the Lord.  That is exactly what we will do.  We will be burying Pastor Lucas this weekend as well and we will also praise the Lord and thank Him for all that He has done.

I hope and pray your week will be filled with the blessing of the Lord as you serve Him.

Pastor Davis

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