26 Dec Christmas, The New Year & Thank You!
Blessed Christmas y’all!
Before the days slip away too fast…just something that MUST be said.
2020 is a year most of would like to forget, but at every turn you’ve lived with deep faith and persistent faithfulness.
We have much to lament from the past year, but even more for which to give God thanks & praise.
I echo Paul when he says he thanks God for the people he serves…Every. Day.
I’ve been blessed by you all in ways I never imagined possible, and our family has been bathed in your prayers & graciousness.
When we were forced to be separate…you adjusted & encouraged & stayed as connected as possible.
As we came out of isolation and began to meet together again…you were prepared for the risks & I think we are seeing the rewards.
Moving into Christmas where uncertainty again reared its head…you worked hard to make sure all the details were addressed and people were invited & welcomed.
Into 2021…I’m hearing more and more of you insisting we widen our reach & expand on what we’ve been able to retain through the toughest of 2020.
You have been patient & generous…and that’s always been just the beginning of God doing wonderful things.
So…Thank you. Thank God for you!
For this week…It’s pretty relaxed this week…but that’s a great time to grab a friend or family member who’s still around & bring ‘em along!
Don’t forget…January 3rd is a “Deployed worship” Sunday.
Join a small group and download the resources & study & pray together.
Our goal is to cover our city in prayer & worship…What a great way to start the new year: together with God’s family, under God’s Word, in prayer for our community.
Then January 10th…we move toward a regular framework of mission and ministry for 2021. It’s going to be a great year!
In the meantime…
The LORD is good,
a strong refuge when trouble comes.
He is close to those who trust in him.
But he will sweep away his enemies
in an overwhelming flood.
He will pursue his foes
into the darkness of night.