From the Pastor's Desk
Our Father breaks us down before building us up. He discourages before encouraging. He afflicts before healing. He sometimes withers the fledgling plant under the scorching heat of persecution to drive its roots deeper into Christ. He works this way in the various seasons of our lives – a job loss, humbling, then he makes provision; sickness, praying, then healing, or not healing but persevering grace and joy triumphing over circumstances.