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A Thought From Your Pastor 5/31/2020

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Ronald Wilson Reagan:  February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism.  Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975.

A Thought From Your Pastor!

 Reagan made many statements that are kept for posterity.  Some were political but many were for humorous, which he enjoyed.  The one statement that I appreciated was: “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

With his background and different things he was involved with, I’m sure he faced many difficult situations.  We may never have the worries or the responsibilities that he had, but I believe that statement still stands firm for us also (in fact, I have my life and my future based on that statement.)

We are all going through the same major problems that this pandemic is creating but with a little twist in our personal lives.  The Bible encourages us with: Psalm 91:5-9 (ESV)5  You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6  nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.  9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge—                                                                                                                                                                                  The Bible also tells us Luke 18:27 (ESV) 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”  This is a very short verse of scripture but a powerful verse; just think about it.  The best brains in the world are trying to cure this virus. Read your Bible.  There were many plagues in the Bible, but at any time God wanted to stop them, He could do it instantaneous without the help of the learned people.

Take some time this week to first of all praise God for all His blessings to us.  We are all blessed whether we think about it or not.  Then pray that He will remove this curse on the world.  Pray that his healing touch on this world would bring repentance.  

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Remember that song that was fun to sing and just made you feel good; “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer”

 We do have a friend, better than what Charlie’s thinking about.  We have a friend that loves us more than we can imagine; no one is smarter or stronger or concerned about us like Him.  Take time to talk to Him today and bring all your joys, concerns and sorrows.  Then rest in the security that He has everything under control.

Of course as always: Keep praying but also keep rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  Hopefully we will be meeting together again in the near future.

God’s Blessing,                                                                                                                                Pastor Gerry and Carolyn

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This is how excited I am to see all of you; I pray that it will be soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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