This is the day which the Lord hath made

Very often as Christians we speak of the burdens of life, and how we long for the coming of the Lord to relieve us of those burdens. The story is told of George Whitfield who in his later years shared with some friends how he was weary with the burdens of life, and was ready to go to be with the Lord. He asked one of his friends who was older than he was, if he didn’t agree with that. The man told him that he didn’t want to talk about death, but rather “My business is to live as long as I can, and as well as I can, and serve my Savior as faithfully as I can, until He thinks it’s time to call me Home.” This served as a gentle rebuke to Whitfield, and is a great lesson for us as well.

Our text in Psalm 118: 24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” is also a reminder of how we should live our lives. This verse is often quoted especially when we are having a good day, but I believe there is a principle here that will help us every day.

******God has given you the gift of a new day! Psalm 90: 12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” If you woke up this morning thank God for it!

******God’s mercy is new every day. Lamentations 3: 22 – 23 “It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” What a wonderful thought that His compassions do not fail, and they are fresh every morning at the start of a new day!

******God’s promises are new every day. “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Rom. 4:21. What is your need today? Ask God to give you a promise from His Word that you can claim!

*****Though it may seem to be the worst day of your life: This is the day that Lord hath made so rejoice and be glad in it!*****

Is it well with your soul?

From the Pastor’s Desk…

Ecclesiastes 12: 13 – 14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes does not sugar coat life, in fact, at times he sounds, at best like a pessimist, but at the worst like a skeptic. Actually, he is neither. He uses a phrase throughout the book “under the sun” to show that he is speaking as a man of the world would speak. In other words, he is saying a lot of bad stuff happens to people. I think we would all agree. Life is hard; we are faced with trouble and heartache, and disappointment.

How has 2018 gone for you? Has it been smooth sailing, or have you had a few curves thrown your way? Sad to say, the hospitals and the funeral homes have stayed busy. The courts are filled with lawsuits and with people having to stand before the judge.

What does 2019 hold for us? Of course, we don’t know the answer to that question, but we do know that God holds the future in His hands. We do know God has said: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

Horatio G. Spafford was a man who was sorely tried. He was a Christian businessman in Chicago in the 1800’s, and lost his home and his business in the Chicago fire. He thought it would be good for his family to travel to Great Britain to join D.L. Moody in his evangelistic meetings there. At the last minute, he was unable to go, but he sent his wife and four daughters aboard a passenger liner. Sadly, the ship was struck by another ship and sank in twelve minutes. His wife survived, but his daughters perished. When he heard of the disaster, he immediately boarded another ship to be with his wife. When he came to the place where his four daughters lost their lives; he penned the following words: “When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Is it well with your soul?

2018 Christmas Schedule

Join us this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

December 8th – Church Christmas Dinner – 4:00pm
December 23rd – Candlelight Service – 11:00am
December 23rd – Christmas Drama – 5:00pm
December 31st – New Years Celebration