In all my fifty seven years as a pastor, I have never had to close the door of the church. However, I did not want to stop having services now, but for the well being of our members we decided it would be best not to meet until this cornonavirus is passed. We do not know, at this time how much longer it will be before things will be back to normal. So, let all pray and watch out for one another till we can open our doors for service.
I would like to leave you with one of King Solomon’s prayer found in the 8th chapter in 1 Kings.
“If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust or if there be caterpiller; if there be enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there will be; What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man the plague of his own heart, and spread his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive and do and give to every man according to his ways, whos heart thou may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.” 1 Kings 8:37-40
Also remember what was said to Joshua: “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage: be not afraid, neither though dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee wheresoever thou goest.”
One other scripture our country needs to hear and understand. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive them their sin and will heal their land.”
Pastor Art Donley