Today we have again been reminded of just how wicked and dangerous our world can be. Please take a moment to pray for all those whose lives have been forever changed by the horrible events unfolding in Boston.
Have you ever stopped to think about what the disciples of Jesus did the week after the resurrection? We know all about what happened on that first Easter Sunday. But what about Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday? What about the weeks, months and years that followed the resurrection of Christ? Empowered by the Holy Spirit, they, went “into all the world” sharing the gospel. What about us? My prayer today is that our Easter celebration leads us to a life of service telling the story of Jesus.
What an incredible time of worship we experienced today on this Easter Sunday! There is nothing like being with God’s people, worshipping Him in “spirit and in truth.” I want to say a special “thank you” to some of our unsung heroes at NCBC – our nursery workers! God bless you for what you do for us week after week! Thank you. Thank you, thank you!
This week marked the 22nd year since my grandmother died. It’s hard for me to beleive that so much time has passed! That sad and somber anniversary got me to thinking about something; something that I am deeply grateful for. I can still heat my grandmother singing, “The Old Rugged Cross” as she stood over the stove cooking dinner. Hers was a quietly strong faith; one that was more demonstrated than talked about. I thank God for godly parents and grandparents and for the folks in the little country church that I grew up in who lived their faith out loud in front of me. I pray that one day my children and grandchildren and the children at Neals Creek will be able to say the same thing about me (and you)!