Pastor's Corner – May 18, 2023
This is a great time to be part of Faith Church.
Let me tell you why.
It’s almost summer and our HVAC system is out of commission. It’s almost summer and this is the season that many of our members and potential new members plan long weekend vacations and expose their children to a phenomenon known as travel ball. It’s almost summer and this is the season most of our families experience those unexpected tragedies including tornadoes and floods.
Now, wait a minute Pastor! I thought you said, “this is a great time to be part of Faith Church”. That’s exactly right. It is in these times of great challenge that God shows up and does amazing things to change our circumstances. He moves in the realm of the supernatural even when we are stuck in the natural. A broken-down old air conditioning system is natural; however, a gift sufficient to cover more than half the cost of replacing that system with a newer and more efficient system falls under the category of supernatural.
The fact that summer steals many of our worshipers for a few weekends is a certainty, but the predicament reminds me of the story of Gideon. Gideon was preparing for a major battle and although he was outnumbered, God told him his army was too big. The Lord actually furloughed most of Gideon’s troops and His purpose in doing so was to let everyone including Gideon know that the battle was not his but the Lord’s.
This is Alabama and the summer will be hot; we will have tornadoes and floods; and we will have our share of other unexpected tragedies, but just remember that the battle is not yours…it’s the Lord’s and don’t become weary in well-doing but know that God is your strength.
Last week’s worship was awesome! My daughter, Amy Sillmon brought a powerful Mother’s Day message, and we are grateful to her for the rich insights she shared. This Sunday, Tarus Lyons will offer a special message especially crafted for the ears of our amazing graduates and following worship, we’re planning a special reception to honor these great scholars.