The Christian needs clear thoughts about himself, especially in times of great upheaval. Heavy pressure is exerted upon believers to conform to the world, to lower the bar of grace, to adapt the old gospel to the new crusades. These pressures can be allowed to engulf the soul in fear and self-doubt. Our only peace is to hold fast to the truth about our Savior. He, not the world, defines us.
From the Pastor's Desk
More times than I can recount the words have confronted me: what are we are to do in these times? Why is there so much turmoil, hatred, and fear? Are we being manipulated and isolated? The cures to pandemics and fiscal uncertainty and racial tensions are exponentially worse than the problems themselves. Who is behind all this? There is nothing we can do. I have but one certain answer to these questions. The Lord has hemmed us in. Evil men are lurking, planning, and scheming, but the Lord has done it. Disease or treachery, chastisement or tyranny, he has done it purposefully and wisely.