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Reminders in May

Posted by Jake Thornhill, Jr. on

Things have slowed down for many, but I believe God has showed up. Some now have more time to spend with their children and with their families and more time to draw near to God through His Word. Even though our lives have changed and our routines have changed we have an undeniable certainty in these uncertain times; God hasn’t changed! (Hebrews 13:8) He is not only available but able to meet all of our needs if we humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face and turn from the sin that so easily snares us.

Whether we gather at church this month or continue to meet online in our homes there are three important dates for us to remember.

May 7 is National Day of Prayer. As we are now experiencing a dress rehearsal for the soon return of our Lord we need to cry out in fervent prayer for our nation, God’s church and revival.Samuel said “far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.” (1 Sam. 12:23) Prayer less lives are sinful lives. Our prayers can go where we cannot go and do what we cannot do. God can turn this virus into victory through bended knees and broken hearts. May 7 should remind us of our faith!

May 10 is Mother’s Day. Apart from Jesus our mothers are the answer to a sin sick society. They are the anchor that will keep us from drifting because they hold the heart of the family and the hand of the future! George Washington said “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.” Abraham Lincoln said “All that I am and hope to be I owe to my angel mother.” If your mother is still alive honor her on this special day. May 10, Mother’s Day should remind us of our families!

May 25 is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a solemn day when we honor and remember those who served in the military, everyone who died, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The freedom we enjoy today was paid for by brave men and women who loved their country and were willing to lay down their life. It’s a look at the past that should cause us appreciate the present and make sure we do whatever it takes to prepare the future for our children and grandchildren. May 25, Memorial Day should remind us of our future!

So as we have the privilege to walk daily through the month of May, may we be men and women of faith, who love and invest in our families and may we secure our future so that we may always be “one nation, under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

For the King and His Kingdom,

 Pastor Jake

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