Wow. Thank you for praying for Sue and me this past week. We both came down with influenza A (too bad we had the shots for influenza B … the doctor didn’t think that joke was funny, but we did have the shots). I started feeling better Monday, Sue on Tuesday. So appreciated everyone filling in for us. We moved our vacation plans from being with my sister for Christmas to being there New Year’s Eve. Pray for safety in travel.
Randy Barton is filling the pulpit again today. How I appreciate Randy and his commitment to the Word of God. I leave you in very capable hands. Thanks to Lily Krepps filling in for Sue on the piano and for Joe Cecil and the praise team.
A new year dawns this week. Do you have any personal new year resolutions? I have. Yes, we understand all is under the sovereign hand of our good and great God. “If it is the Lord’s will we will live and do this or that.” But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t plan or dream. It’s not just a new year though, but a new decade. I have found that this time of year is a good time to re-evaluate my life. We are told, to number our days and be wise.
A new ABF series starts next Sunday on the Holy Spirit. Since I missed preaching the last message in the series, Christmas in Isaiah, we’ll going to look at Isaiah 11 next Sunday. James will wait till the following week. Enjoy the holiday this week. And an early Happy New Year.