Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Mar18SatMarch 18, 2017
I pen this weeks pastor’s desk with a heavy heart, and burden for my sister. Many of you had prayed for her return last week, and praise the Lord she was found. My parents and I knew somewhat what it must have felt like when Jesus told the parable of the prodigal son and the Fathers’ response, “for this is my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
(cf. Luke 15:11-32) I know some of you had the same experience. My continued burden is “why?”, when she has experienced all that the Heavenly Father has for her, would chose to head to the “wilderness.” Such as the prodigal son and like the story of Elijah. In 1 Kings we read of all the mighty works that God had done through Elijah. God had just sent rain to end the drought through Elijah’s prayer, and immediately after the threat of Jezebel, instead of fleeing to the God of miracles, he flees to the wilderness. He must have felt like life was now against him and he prays, “It is enough!’ Now, Lord, take my life…”… “ I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” (cf. 1 Kings 19: 1-10) Listen, God wants to give you “HOPE” when life “seems” to turn against you! Jesus came to give you hope for today, tomorrow and beyond the grave! The “good news” of the Gospel - the life, the death, the resurrection and coming again of Jesus Christ - the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is a message of HOPE! But we must flee to Him, and not away from Him. When you feel like, “It is enough!” turn to Jesus because only He is truly, “Enough!” to satisfy your longing heart and soul!
In His Service,