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Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

ďI cried out to God . . .Who is so great a god as our God?Ē Psalm 77:1, 13

READ: Psalm 77:1-15

I donít know what desperate situation gripped Asaph, the writer of Psalm 77, but Iíve heard, and made, similar laments. Over the past many years since I lost my mother, father, and both brothers, many others who have experienced the loss of a loved one have shared with me heartbreaking sentiments like these: Crying out to God (v.1). Stretching empty arms heavenward (v.2). Experiencing troubling thoughts about God because of horrible circumstances (v.3). Enduring unspeakable trouble (v.4). Cowering under the feeling of being cast aside (v.7). Fearing failed promises (v.8). Fearing a lack of mercy (v.8).

But a turnaround occurs for Asaph in verse 10 through a recollection of Godís great works. Thoughts turn to Godís love and to memories of what He has done, to His marvelous deeds of old, to the comfort of Godís faithfulness and mercy, to reminders of Godís wonders and greatness, and to His strength and redemption.

Despair is real in this life, and answers do not come easily. Yet in the darknessóas we remember Godís glory, majesty, power, and loveóour despair can slowly subside. Like Asaph, we can rehearse Godís acts, especially the salvation He brought through Jesus, and we can return to where we once wereóresting gratefully in His mighty love. We cannot fathom the depth of Godís character or the wisdom of His actions when trouble visits us. God can help us to inch our way back into His arms through a remembering of His goodness and a recollection of His glorious love.

As we approach Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18) and then travel through Lent leading to Holy Week, to Easter Sunday let us open our hearts to Godís great love.

Remembering the past can bring hope to the present.

Hope and Peace to you all!



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM

FEBRUARY EVENTS

  • Sunday, February 1
    Communion during worship
    10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 8
    Ordination & Installation of new Elders
    10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 15
    Valentines Dinner
    North Shore Golf Club
    5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 18
    Ash Wednesday Service
    7:00 PM



Saturday, February 28

Men's Breakfast
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9-11 AM


OUR SERMONS


February 15, 2015 - "Is the Gospel Sinking?"
Today's sermon comes from Mark 9:2-9 and 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. Dr. Young's message encourages us to show the Gospel to others; to 'unveil' Christ to our world.

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