I hope you all are well. As our series in Proverbs comes to a close, I pray you have been encouraged, strengthened, and convicted. Proverbs has spoken in direct terms and given us a lot to consider when it comes to everyday life. This past Sunday was no exception. Aging is something we all endure and cannot escape. Get as many surgeries as you like, put on as much product as you can, or work out as often as you like, you simply cannot avoid aging. Unfortunately, millions of dollars are spent to overcome something the bible says we should embrace with joy. Aging does bring new realities and complications, but it should not be hated. Proverbs tells us that aging brings with it an opportunity to see our impact on the lives of those who are close to us (Proverbs 17:6). It brings with it a moment to pour out the wisdom we have gained (biblical gray hair!) through pursuing righteousness (Proverbs 16:31, 20:29). As we concluded on Sunday, one thing is clear; aging is a process the Lord uses to create greater dependency in our hearts for him and creates greater strength for others. Whether you are 20 or 60, age in such a way that you grow in dependence upon the Lord and that you become a spring of strength to others around you.
If you are a member, mark your calendar for July 26th at 6:30 pm. We will be having a Members Meeting to receive several new members and update everyone on how COVID-19 has impacted us. There will be two ways for you to engage, 1) in person at the church building and 2) through Zoom. I will be sending out a Zoom link next week for those who want to use Zoom.
Grace and Peace,