There is a rumbling in the Spirit here at New Life and I think we are going to see some great things from the Lord. What’s He got in store? Well…we’ll just have to wait and see. And while we wait, we can continue to grow in and through Him on a daily basis. He has been so good to us, in so many, many ways. We owe Him all that we are. May we continue in His Way.
Palm and Resurrection Sundays were the two most attended services we have ever had at New Life. Why? Was it the great Resurrection Sunday Brunch? No, but it was great. Was it the palms we handed out on Palm Sunday? No, because we didn’t hand-out palms this year. Was it because of the eloquence of the speaker? Most certainly not. I am hardly eloquent and really not very personable. Let me tell you why I think it is. I think we continue to flourish because we honor the Lord’s Word and continue to allow it to mold us. Yes, we have plenty of issues, warts, and imperfections, but we continue to run the race. And that is what it’s all about, ever striving to follow God’s will for us.
When people outside our family come to New Life, they will often comment about all that is going on. Now being busy isn’t necessarily a positive. But I think our “busy” is being busy for God and that is the best busy. When people outside of New Life come here, they will often comment on the love they feel in the congregation. When people outside of New Life come here, they will often tell of feeling as if they are home. These are all reflections on you and God’s workings in our lives.
I say all that so I can say, “keep up the good work, New Life!” Don’t allow complacency to creep into our walk. Push, strive, press on towards the prize. Let’s finish this race well and glorify God with all we have. God bless – see ya Sunday.
STEVEN MEDEIROS Teacher/Preacher