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Blessed Sabbath my Berean family!
Blessed Sabbath my Berean family! So many things are happening around us that even the most stouthearted has reason to pause for reflection. Jesus has warned us that there is coming a time of trouble that nothing we’ve experienced or read about in history will compare to. Try as I might, it’s difficult for me to comprehend the magnitude of His statement. Yet I see that the stage is being set—devastations caused by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, increasing unemployment, pay cuts, rising health-care costs, soaring gas and food prices foreclosures, immorality, “legislated” sin, etc., etc. But we, as God’s children, should not grow fainthearted. All these things are glaring reminders that our Lord’s coming is near at hand.
Berean, we must remember that Jesus didn’t bring us this far to leave us now. We are not to get discouraged, but to be ever thankful that each new day is another opportunity to increase our faith and trust in God, to be forgiven, to be more loving and caring, and to be more giving. That’s what Jesus is waiting for—to see His image perfectly reflected in us. What a patient and generous God we serve! We have to let our light so shine that hurting men, women, boys and girls, who are suffering under the perfidious acts of Satan, may know that there is a God who cares and wants to heal and restore to them all that has been taken away by the enemy.
Berean, we may not be able to change the circumstances in the lives of others, but we can help to ease the burden. When we support Christian education, we are not only providing monetary support, we are blessing and encouraging families who may be weighed down in discouragement wondering how they are going to make ends meet. Let’s continue to show our support by placing our love gifts in the baskets that are brought to us by the children at Offering time or in a tithe envelope (indicate the amount on the Education line). Thanks so much for caring. May God richly bless you and keep you in His peace forevermore.