Happy Monday, June 5, 2023, church!

Sisters and brothers, 

Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we worshiped by singing about and contemplating the wondrous mystery of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Here is a link to the wonderful hymn we sang yesterday: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Official Lyric Video) – Featuring Matt Boswell & Matt Papa – YouTube. Then from Mark 4, we looked at how to react to the storms of life that will come to all of us. We learned that we can face these storms with faith and confidence in God who loves us. During these storms we need to remember certain truths. Remember if Jesus says we are going somewhere, we will get to there. Also, remember some storms, many storms, happen because God led us into those storms. Remember in the middle of every storm Jesus is in the boat with us. Never forget the Lord always cares for us in whatever storms we are going through. Remind yourself that Jesus is the ruler of all and there is nothing He cannot control. In all the storms of life trust in Jesus. I do not like thunderstorms, and I do not like stormy times of life. But because of this, I know we all can make it through those storms: Jesus protects, guides, and keeps in ultimate safety His children as they go through the storms of life.

Between Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day, we are talking up the Baby Bottle offering to support the CareNet Pregnancy Center. If you have not already, take a baby bottle and bring it back on Fathers’ Day to support this wonderful ministry. If you write a check, remember to make it out to CareNet. We take the filled baby bottles directly to them.

Remember to keep praying continually for each other. None of us know fully the burdens our brothers and sisters in Christ might be carrying.

Love being your pastor!

Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church