A Church with a Heart for our Community

March 22nd Fiday

Greetings to you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Another one of those days early spring mornings when one is not quite sure what is going to happen, so we simply decide to … “Praise the Lord and keep moving forward!” I trust that you have had a good week and were able to accomplish a few seasonal tasks. It has been busy with doctor’s appointments in our house…but we are looking forward to a weekend of adventures and surprises and gatherings – especially Sunday morning with our faith celebration! Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to stir up your anticipation and expectancy level – I believe God is on the move and good things are going to happen…increase is coming!

This morning as I was listening to some morning worship songs, the words of a song and our Sunday sermons collided. We have been looking at the life of Abraham as revealed in the book of Romans…especially God’s promise to Abraham about the “increase is coming” to your family. Oddly enough Abraham’s story came into our Wednesday night video Bible study as well – imagine promising a 99 year old man that he was going to have a really big family at a time when he and his similarly aged wife had “NO” children.

The song that caught my attention was a musical declaration of how the promise to Abraham is being fulfilled. The words state: We are the stars, we are the sand-We are the promise You made to Abraham… Yes, it is true when we, by faith, expressed our belief in the promises of God and how we needed the salvation that was available through the blood of the Saviour, Jesus Christ —we became partakers of the promise given to Abraham. We became “children of Abraham”…we became – the sand and the stars that reflect the faithfulness of God’s promise.

Once again God has affirmed the teaching of His Word…“…be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5:18b-20. God, I believe, has a preferred way of communicating with us…through music and in songs and through our thanksgiving. So today…sing and make music – that is hum, whistle, tap your foot, click your fingers. laugh, yodel, go in the shower and sing — be filled with the Spirit.

Have a great weekend – be blessed!