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September 2011 - Pastor's Corner

posted Sep 2, 2011, 12:01 PM by Linda Dickinson

Greetings!

Wow, summer is nearly over.  Here it is State Fair and Back to School time.  The summer of 2011 has been quite memorable.  We have had blistering heat and gushing downpours.  Now, as fall is upon us, we have hurricanes and even an earthquake out east.  The political-economic situation world wide and locally has been so chaotic.  There is certainly a great shaking going on world wide. 

Now is not a time to be anxious or fearful, but to look to Jesus, the true light of the world.  Psalm 27:13 & 14 comes to mind,

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness
of the LORD in the land of the living.  Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your
heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD.” 

This is the perfect time to think about the goodness of the LORD.  In the midst of all that is going on around us, He gives us the goodness of His perfect peace.  I sense that it is very important for us to praise God for His continual goodness to us as His children.  Again we read in Psalm 31:19 where God’s Word declares,

“How great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast stored up for those who fear Thee,
which Thou hast wrought for those who take refuge in Thee.”

I praise God for His goodness made known to us in our Lord Jesus.  I praise God for His goodness in sending the Holy Spirit to us.  I praise God for His goodness in calling us to be light and salt in this generation.  I praise God for His goodness in giving us daily bread.  I praise God for His goodness in giving us the privilege of being citizens of this great country.  I praise God for His goodness in calling us to pray for the leaders of our land.  I praise God for His goodness to the family of God at Elmwood.  I praise God for His goodness in giving me my beloved wife, Kai, for thirty years and the precious gift of our son, daughter and son-in-law.

What aspect of God’s goodness are you thankful for in your life?   Have you thanked Him for His great goodness today?

Rejoicing with you in His Goodness,

Pastor Fred
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