Pastor Blog

January 2021

Posted by Chad Grayson on

Leeeetttt’s get ready to rumble! Is this the battle cry you feel like chanting as we prepare for 2021? What a year 2020 was! It started with so much promise, hope, and dreams. And yet it feels like this year is ending in denial, despair and shattered dreams. Can anything good come out of a year of economic shutdowns, millions infected by Covid19, and political chaos? Yes! If God can bring the greatest good out of the worst event in history, He can bring good out of 2020.

I recently read these verses and I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to slow down and read them again.

“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” Psalm 112:7-8

Wow! I mean, if there is a verse or verses that all of us should adopt for 2021, here they are! The child of God receives bad news with confidence and even joy because he knows the good news that will one day engulf and wash away every terror that might be.

More bad news may come in 2021. But, as a child of God I can confidently look to the Lord who will care for me! As Christians, we recognize that this life is really just a prelude to the eternal one; a life in which “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:4

We’re going to a place where the worst pain or year we go through will seem like brief birth pains swallowed up in the joy of new birth. Hallelujah!

I love you Lifers!

Pastor Chad

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