Monday, May 02, 2011
Well, not a sunny day today, but no matter. We had such a wonderful, encouraging sermon yesterday. It spoke to our church specifically, and to many of those whom no one else knows what agonies/worries they're going through right now, on behalf of our church!
So, things that once looked so utterly hopeless, are not really looking quite so bad right now. Our speaker reminded us that most of life is lived in the valleys after all, not the mountaintop. I fear I am guilty of expecting otherwise! But the sermon was on Philippians chapter 4... you know how encouraging that is, don't you? "Rejoice in the Lord always," "Don't worry: pray...", "the peace of God which passes all understanding", etc. etc.!! And don't forget a favourite of many: "I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me."