From Your Pastor

June 20, 2021

Dear Grace Family and Friends,

We’ve had a great week of Vacation Bible School. We had over 300 children in house each day. Ours is not the largest VBS in the CSRA but I’m convinced it’s one of, if not, the best. I’m so thankful for all those who make it possible. Most of our Staff is involved and well over 100 volunteers on a daily basis. Even our Youth assist with a host of tasks. So while it’s a long week for some, it’s one of the most rewarding weeks of the year. We won’t know this side of heaven the exact impact had on the lives of these boys and girls. Rest assured many have been changed forever by the presence and power of God. If I’m not mistaken, that’s the reason we exist. Our call is “to know God and make Him known.” As we do, He will draw men, women, boys and girls to Himself. To the degree that takes place here at Grace Baptist in Evans, we’ve been successful. If that ceases to be the case, we will have failed. Jesus loves people more than denominations and Seminary degrees. He loves people more than ministries or measurements. Jesus loves people more than anything. And we’re called to be like Him! Imagine how different our world might be if we “loved people” with the same determination with which we currently avoid people. You know what I’m talking about. Our nation is so divided politically we choose to avoid certain people with whom we disagree. Sometimes that’s the right thing to do. We won’t change them no matter how well we present our case. Nothing but the love of Jesus can change people. That love is offered freely to all. But “we” have been commissioned with its distribution. How are we doing in that regard? In the final analysis, that’s what will matter most. We can’t love Jesus and not love those He died for. I love you and am honored to be your Pastor. May God richly bless you!

Pastor Bill