|Posted on April 9, 2010 at 8:15 AM|
Greetings to you. It is a beautiful spring morning as I write this update. The birds are singing and all around are signs of life new and vibrant. This is truly a wonderful time of year as nature grants us myriad reminders of what Christ has brought to us by His death and subsequent resurrection. We are now born again, born anew, given a new existence a fresh start !!! As I thought about this during the week I constantly came back to the great truth that all of this is ours BECAUSE Jesus is indeed ALIVE! Countless people in our world serve dead gods or follow dead religious leaders, BUT for us as children of the LIVING God we serve a RISEN and LIVING Saviour !!!! We can't take you to the tomb of our leader and say there is his final resting place. No, we can take you to an EMPTY tomb and say "He is not here, for He is Risen as He said". WOW !!!
We celebrated a wonderful Resurrection Sunday at the local assembly this past week. The sunrise service was a particularly blessed time. Pastor Steve emphasized the importance of understanding the Resurrection as an actual historical fact. He also reminded us of how central the Word of God is to our faith and understanding. The service was well attended and the weather was absolutely beautiful. I truly hope that you had a blessed Easter and that truth of the resurrection reasonates in your heart daily.
The work on Fellowship Hall is almost complete !!! The cabinents and appliances are in place and the backsplash is to be completed by the end of the week. Finishing touches including the flooring will soon be underway. We can't wait to see the finished product ! We give the Lord glory for supplying the resources, talented people and willing hearts to see this project through to the end. We will be planning a special time to dedicate the newly renovated space to His glory, and to recognize the diligent workers that He used to accomplish this task.
On a personal note, I will be spending some much needed time away with my family. We leave next week for the Pinecraft area of sunny(we hope) Sarasota, Florida. We are looking forward to some time together as a family to relax and enjoy the beach and the sights of Floridas gulf coast. We also look forward to some fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ down there. It appears that I may have the opportunity to preach at a local church in the area while we are there. Please pray that God would bless our time away with safety, refreshment and opportunity to bless others. We will miss our local church family while we are away, and we will be praying for you.
Well I must close for now, continue to pray one for another and serve the Lord with gladness, for this IS the day that He has made.