October 14, 2020
In recent years, views long assumed and cultural norms long believed have been challenged and are changing. For those younger, this is the country they know. For those of us a little older, this is not the land that we have known. There are plenty of examples I could refer to, but my point is simply this: So many things we have leaned upon in the past are crumbling around us and revealing what we have known all along: “All other ground is sinking sand.” Our hope is not in our country. Our hope is not in a president. Our hope is not in a Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Our hope is in God; and therefore, our hope is safe. However, the expression of our hope in God is prayer. If we do not pray, it is because we are trusting in other things, and those other things will never come through. We need to pray. We need to learn to pray. We need to encourage one another to pray. We need to pray together.
On Thursday night, October 29, from 7:00-8:00 PM, we are calling for a church-wide time of prayer in the Worship Center. The looming election is revealing many fault lines in our country, and we need to pray for this. The violent response in our cities and the threatened violence against our governor are sobering reminders of what is lurking. While we need to pray for our country, my deeper burden is for us to pray for ourselves and our church. The real source of hope for this country is not the White House, but healthy churches who faithfully declare and reflect the gospel of Jesus. We need to pray for boldness, for conviction, for humility, and for purity. Covid is not our enemy, complacency and self-reliance are.
Thursday night, October 29, 7:00-8:00 PM - A Time to Pray.
We will provide a format for our prayer meeting, and I am encouraging all of you to come. We will pray for our country, for the elections, but most of all, we will pray for ourselves and our church.
May the Lord revive His Church,