August 18, 2019
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
We often talk about how blessed we are as a Church, and it’s true. God’s blessing is obvious at Grace Baptist of Evans. The blessing we enjoy is the result of God’s presence here. “He” truly is a priceless treasure. Yet we often take His blessing for granted without even realizing it. I was made aware of that this week. Due to a processing error on my part, I got home last Thursday to discover Georgia Natural Gas has turned off our gas supply. Try as I may, service would not be restored until Monday. That meant 3 full days with no hot water. That shouldn’t be traumatic. Untold millions of people will never have hot and cold running water in their home. But when you’re used to it, its removal is quite painful. Thankfully all is well at this point. But God used this experience to remind me not to take His blessings for granted. Things like joy, peace, unity and love are a lot like hot water. We don’t fully appreciate them till they’re gone. You think that doesn’t apply to you? When was the last time we stopped to offer a word of thanks and praise to our awesome God for those seemingly insignificant blessings? We should continually! He is the source of every blessing we enjoy. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” Because that’s true, we should thank Him each day. He is worthy of that and much, much more. I’m grateful for the blessing of “you!” I thank God our paths crossed, and that He gave me the privilege of being your Pastor. My prayer is that you continue to enjoy Gods richest blessing.