It’s Tuesday and when you woke up this morning I’m sure you were delighted to see the white covering on the ground around us. Well maybe not, but nevertheless the snow came whether we like it or not and for many of us we just realized it was a stay at home day, at least for us seniors. It’s a bit different for those who work for a living. The snow cancelled many events and that included yours truly. We had a musical concert booked but it has been cancelled. Doctors appointments and similar situations are not safe to do in this situation. In any case it gave me food for thought and something to use as a basis for my devotion for this week.
It turned my thoughts to the scriptures as I gazed at the snow and realized that everything that was dark, dirty or otherwise looking kind of worn was covered with a beautiful white layer of snow giving it that clean look. God controls everything in our world and even though the snow can be a problem for many, it provides a covering of things that may not normally be so attractive. A little like the covering that our Lord and Savior puts over us by his death and resurrection. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus at this time but his arrival on earth culminated in his death on the cross. A death that bore the penalty for sin for each and every human being. I couldn’t help thinking of
- Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow
- Come now and let us reason together,” says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
- His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow and His eyes like a flame of fire.
We see throughout scripture the reference to cleaning us through Jesus blood and death and only through His death can we be considered “white as snow”. Let’s praise God for his love and kindness to us all. Even though there are those among us who are going through difficult times we can know with certainty that we have a Lord and Savior who knows our every need and cares for us through it all. It reminds me of a gospel song that Andrae Crouch wrote which speaks of God’s care and keeping no matter what.
Through it all
I’ve had many tears and sorrows, I’ve had questions for tomorrow
There’s been times I didn’t know right from wrong
But in every situation
God gave me blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong.
Through it all, Through it all
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus
I’ve learned to trust in God
Through it all, Through it all
I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.
I thank God for the mountains, And I thank Him for the valleys
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through
For if I’d never had a problem I wouldn’t know God could solve them
I’d never know what faith in God Could do
Where: 321 Brae Rd, Duncan
When: Sunday Dec 25, 2022
Due to the inclement weather and the fact that access to brae road is difficult, no parking in the rear or out front of the chapel it has been decided to cancel our services this Sunday. Have a Christ centered Christmas, enjoy family & friends. Stay safe. God bless.
When: Sunday Jan 1, 2022
10:00 am Breaking of Bread
11:00 am Family Bible Hour
The Family Bible Hour will take the form of a sharing and testimony time with hymns and prayers. Please everyone be prepared to share a testimony about what the Lord has done for you in 2022 and what you are looking forward to in 2023. Share a hymn with a reason it means something to you or a passage of scripture to go with the hymn you choose.
No activity taking place by contractors at the building this week. Likely none till after Christmas. However, with respect to the idea of getting a meeting area in the library I have been able to obtain a nice coffee table and 4 easy chairs so we can turn that library space into a comfortable area to meet during the week for prayer, checking out books, visiting over coffee or whatever. God’s restored facility to be used for God’s purpose. Ideas gladly accepted for consideration. Our goal is to use the asset God has blessed us with for his glory.
See you all on SundayJACK PEAKE