Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday and Happy New Year to all! Yesterday was a wonderful day of worship as we shared the Lord’s Supper together, remembering Jesus, the One who is our salvation. We considered new beginnings yesterday as we looked at three passage that remind us God is a God who makes all things new. We saw from Revelation 21 that God ultimately will make all things new by destroying all evil. We then saw from 2 Corinthians 5 that we don’t’ have to wait for all things to be made new, but that we can right now be made new as we believe in Jesus and are in Him. We finally saw from Lamentations that every day is a new beginning for us no matter how horrific the circumstances we find ourselves in at the present time. This is true because “the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases.” This is true because “His mercies never come to an end.” God never runs out of love or mercy for those who look to Him. This is true because His steadfast love and mercies are “new every morning.” This is true, not because we are always faithful to Him, but because “great is His faithfulness.” We serve a God who makes all things new!
This Sunday following our morning worship, we will have a special potluck luncheon to honor Damon and Megan Tolhurst as they move to Michigan to continue to serve the Lord. Bring enough food for your family and a little extra for our guests.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church