May We Reflect on God's Goodness

Please pause and reflect on the awesome glory of the Lord Jesus we worship.  Let us seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon all of us and the process and give Him thanks for our incredible history (within the UMC denomination and our own personal walk with Him), and for our vision of what is to come--for His glory and the spiritual well-being of those we are called to serve.   We are humbly reminded of these passages of Scripture: “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you”  (Deuteronomy 31: 6-8) and Jesus words to the disciples, “Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe”  (Mark 5:36)   For such a time as this may we proceed with a spirit of patience, no bitterness or strife, compassion, and in the power of His love, always giving thanks to Him for the opportunity to share His Word in the hopes of the transformation of souls for the Church of Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings!