But, it doesn’t stop there. Last Monday this congregation provided lunch for the Gilbert family as they gathered for Shirley’s funeral. Once again, the turn out to help was incredible. So many helped prepare food and then came and helped serve this family. There were several ladies that were here and served the Gilbert family in several ways last Monday. Ladies, you did a wonderful job and it was deeply appreciated by all in the Gilbert family. And, there was plenty of food, no one went away hungry because of the generosity of this congregation. Again, this congregation did a great job in demonstrating the love of Christ to our community.
Brethren, as most of you already know, we are facing some very difficult times in our country right now. The basic statement of Hillary Clinton this past week really tells us where our nation is right now. I don’t have Clinton’s exact words but she essentially said, “We need to change our basic religious beliefs so we can have more abortions.” Does changing our “beliefs” change what God has said? No!!! God has changed the laws by which man is to live over the centuries but God has not changed. God said through the prophet Malachi in Malachi 3:6, “For I, the Lord, do not change;” What God says is right, is right, and what He says is wrong, is wrong, and that does not change. It doesn’t matter whether one is talking about the taking of an innocent life, the marriage relationship or any of the other things put down by our world today, it’s God who determines what is right and wrong, not man. And all of those who are promoting sin, making sin more and more popular will answer directly to God, Himself for what they are doing if they do not repent and come back to Him.
But, that leaves all who honor and respect God in a difficult situation. Our country is on a deep, downward spiral. Now, we must stand up for God and what God says is right. And, that means do it regardless of the consequences for doing so. Brethren, we need to be devotedly praying for our country, our leaders, and all those in positions of authority that they will listen to God not man!
Until next week, I love you all,