It has been a year for the history books. We will all remember where we were and what was going on in our lives this past year. Many of the things that we will remember about this last year, we will not look back on with positive feelings. The thing that I want us to remember about this past year is found in
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
So what good things have come out of this past year for you and your family? Focus on what God has shown you and taught you.
Here in the Churches of the Tiadaghton Charge, First and Phelps Chapel, we have many things to remember and rejoice in. We have three new babies in the last year, two to members of the churches and one to a new couple that has been coming. We have new families coming to both churches. And we have new members who have joined the church. These are all things that we would rejoice in, in a normal year, but in light of the last year these are things worth being excited about. We have begun an online presence that is reaching over 100 people per week for our worship services. We have begun a blog ministry that will be another way for us to reach people. We have learned ways to be more connected to one another, or at least been more intentional about being connected.
I do have to say though that I am ready to do many of the things that we have missed in the last year. Church dinners, picnics, festivals, and get togethers. Reaching out to the community in person and caring for them.
Now that I think about it, it has been a pretty good year for us here in the Tiadaghton Charge, because God has been in it and He has been with us, and He has called us according to His purpose. Let us go forward knowing that God has brought us through this, and He is leading. Let’s see where God is leading us. I’m excited. If God can bring us through a year like this last one, and we can look back and say it was good, then we know that good things in God lay ahead.
In Christ’s Service