the Pastor's pen

Greetings to Everyone-

    I hope in the Lord, more now than ever all is getting along well. I miss seeing all of you and long for the day, we will once again see each other face to face.

    Independence Day is upon us once more, and though there are many prayer concerns that are affecting our lives in so many ways, we must remember that the Lord is still on His throne. The Lord oversees it and is in control even though most of what we see is against Him. Therefore, as Christians we do not fix our eyes on what is seen but rather what is unseen. Upon our conversion, the veil that once covered our minds and heart, separating us from God is removed, and this by the shed blood of Jesus Christ upon the cross. (That is the glory of the New Covenant in Christ- 2Cor.3:16-18)

    We still live in the greatest nation there is and there is still a lot of good things happening. Keep your eyes looking unto the Lord. He indeed is spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.

Freedom we not only need to cherish but be responsible with. The freedom the Lord admonishes is that which continues to transform us unto the image of Christ. Through it all, we must give all the glory to God. We have the freedom to live in a country where we can worship the Lord and serve Him. No matter how ungodly our government and other leaders and citizens are, we still have the freedom to live godly lives in a fallen world. We also have the freedom to supply and meet needs for people all around us, thus allowing the glory of the Lord to shine through us.

    In our history and still today we have those who are paying the highest price to defend our earthly freedom. Many lost their life; others have life-long injuries that not only effected them but their families as well. This July 4th whisper a prayer of gratitude to the Lord for those who gave their all and for those families as well.

    Thank you for your faithfulness in this ongoing time of uncertainty. I pray for you as you pray for the time you feel in your heart you can return to church, as you desire to worship the Lord together.

May the Lord bless each of you

In Christ

Bro. Mike