If you're having sex before marriage, go to church anyway. If you are a drug addict trying to beat addiction, go to church anyway. If you were out drunk all night the night before, go to church anyway. If you aren't sure what gender you prefer, go to church anyway. If you can't quit that disgusting habit, go to church anyway.
One of the most awkward things I have ever had to do is going into a voting booth and vote. In times past you had to mark the boxes of each candidate. You had to really be attentive to the ballot or you could vote for the wrong candidate. Today, you can vote a straight ticket. I would not just vote blue or red if my life convictions did not coincide with their think tank's agenda. It is a question today of right and wrong. Being God’s child, you have been in His training.
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.