We’re going in together as the Church.
A lot has changed this week. As a virus of uncertainty spreads around the world, it has rattled entire industries, economies, and countries.
What better time to remember Jeremiah 29 and that our future belongs to God?
We continue to pray for everyone and to be thankful for the goodness of God. As the church (the Body of Christ) on the earth, we continue to resist fear and embrace the wisdom God has given us.
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What We’re Keeping a Close Eye On
“Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
It’s a reminder of who we are, the children of God, and that He is our strength and refuge. It’s a reminder that faith is about facing the unknown — and that God isn’t scared of anything you’re scared of.
When You Have a New Favorite Holiday
March 13 was World Sleep Day. Who knew? Even during troubling times, we’re finding peace to sleep.
We are confident and full of faith that, although this moment in our world is complex, unsure, and unsettling for many, we will see God working. Our faith, our hope, our eyes still rest on Jesus — as they always have and always will.
Who Said “Keep Calm and Carry On” Way Before It Was Trendy?
Jeremiah 29. Okay, maybe not in those exact words, but basically, the chapter tells everyone to keep trying to lead a normal life: build houses, plant and eat from gardens, have your sons and daughters get married, replace your smoke detector batteries, and so on.
Jeremiah 30 begins on a more positive note, which shouldn’t be too hard since the other chapters have been non-stop disaster. In contrast to the doom-and-gloom of most of the book, chapters 30-33 are God’s words of hope and comfort — four chapters of mercy in the midst of divine wrath. Jeremiah speaks with God’s voice and tells them that the people will be led back to Judah . . . except this time things will be different.
The people are reminded how devoted they used to be to God, but now have abandoned Him, the fountain of living waters. God asks why they’ve all forgotten Him and why they never mention that He led them out of Egypt and into their own land. Rather than return to God, they continue to pay more attention to fancy foreign empires like Egypt and Assyria.
But when He leads them back this time, they will serve Him being fully present — instead of just going through the motions while actually wishing they were home watching Real Housewives of Babylon. (Somewhere, Jeremiah must be laughing a little.)
Allow the uncertain times in your life to get your attention and take you back to when you first fell in love with the Lord . . . when you trusted Him completely and were so thankful He saved you.
These are days to get our focus back, and stronger, on God.
God’s Love and Grace Will Continue to Overshadow, Cover, and Keep Us Safe and Sound.
We are praying for you and your family and believe God’s comfort and peace will remain stronger and there for us above any fear this world can bring our way.
Ultimately, our trust is in the Lord and we are believing for our continued health and protection. Let’s remain in faith and let’s believe that this pandemic will pass quickly and there will be minimal casualties as we all apply trust in God and wisdom.
Stay safe and remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound (peaceful) mind. We love you and are praying for you!