Every so often, you hear of someone finding something valuable in a home, yard, or even an old car that has set in a barn for several decades. They call that a Barn Find. I found something you may have not known was there, which very well could change your life. I call these, Chapter Finds.
This past week we looked back to the day,
September 11, 2001, fatefully called “911”, with tears in our hearts and eyes.
Greetings to all our Heritage Family and friends,
During the Corona Virus Plandemic, I felt prompted to keep our connection fresh with a weekly letter. Connection with you is very important, and each week it has been my privilege to send you a pastoral love letter so that you would know I am thinking and praying for you.
What is important to remember about Noah is that he was able to stay afloat when the whole world was in liquidation. God can hold us together as sure as He did Noah. I think it is time to recognize that what we are facing has not taken God by surprise. What is it that God may want to see happening in your life when the world, for the most part, is paralyzed with fear?
I had you on my mind this morning and whispered a prayer for you as the sun came up over the Tri-State. In those quiet moments of the morning a song began to play over and over in my mind and heart. “I’m a child of the king,” and then it expanded to, “We are the child of The King.” Do you remember or have you ever heard, the words of this song?
Reading a portion of the book of Micah the other day I discovered he observed the same dilemma that the world is facing today. I never thought about it before running across this synopsis of the circumstances Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, was facing in his day.
This is a military term, and in every generation, it is relevant to the given hour. You may have seen the photograph of an empty church building that read, ”They are not missing, they are simply deployed.” A few years ago I was in California when a phone call was made to a man in the congregation. He had just finished his last assignment and was retiring from the branch of service he was in.
Have you been thinking along the same lines that I have found Cleddie thinking on lately? There are many ways that social scientists are defining the church today. It is interesting that history has a way of repeating itself, and in the past when the church lost its moral influence it was because it had once again begun to court the world. Theologians unanimously call this “spiritual adultery”. The strong words of the scripture in regard to the church are ignored and rarely ever mentioned. The term, adulterous, is a sad commentary on what the relationship with Christ and His Church should be. In the book of Revelation, we see a word picture of the church leaving its first love.