Wednesday thoughts

Just a note to say— I love you.

From my heart I say this:

In my childhood, many people, including my parents had chickens running loose in the yard. This included mother hens, baby chicks, fryers to eat, and a rooster that crowed frequently. I have watched so many times that when a thunderstorm arose— the mother hen, in her own language, would gather her baby chicks under her wings until the storm passed.

As each week passes by, I wonder how many more until we can safely open our doors for worship. From my heart, I miss seeing each of you. I miss the hand shakes and hugs. I miss the words of encouragement. I miss the worship services that maybe I’ve taken for granted. My heart is broken that you and I cannot respond to an emergency at the hospital. I miss drinking coffee with the men and those times of fellowship. Oh, the list goes on of the things I miss.

I feel hopeless in a lot of ways, but I am reminded that God is our refuge and strength and is a very present help in times of trouble. I encourage you to practice your faith, be sensitive to others’ needs, check on others— especially the sick and shut-ins, and place yourself under the sheltering wings of the Almighty.

For our Wednesday Thoughts, I direct your attention to 1 Kings 18:36-39.

Why it Rained When Elijah Prayed

Introduction: Elijah Prayed

I. In the Name of the Lord (John 16:23)

II. In Faith “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

III. In Sincerity- Meditate on 2 Chronicles 7:14

IV. In Righteousness (1 John 3:22)

V. In Humility (Luke 18:13-14)

VI. In Forgiveness (Mark 11:25)

VII. With Perseverance (Luke 11:8-9)

Do you pray like Elijah prayed?
In relationship to the Coronavirus, we need to pray like Elijah prayed. Would you pray right now— like Elijah prayed?
Miss Seeing You,
Bro. Don
P.S. The church is not closed, and it is not dead. We are simply deployed on mission.

A note from a member to the Church Congregation:

Dear Church Family,

We appreciated your thoughts and prayers for Pam. Pam loved her church and church family. We take comfort knowing Pam was saved. God bless you.

Chuck Easley and Family