From Your Pastor

January 17, 2021

Dear Grace Family and Friends,

I can’t begin to express my disappointment over not having our January Revival Meeting. This will be the 28th year of having Rick Coram preach to us. Yet, given the number of active COVID 19 cases, it would be irresponsible for us to meet. Don’t despair. We aren’t the only ones having this trouble. There are at least 4 other Churches in our immediate area who have a similar number of cases. This new strain of the virus is highly contagious. Thankfully, the symptoms are no more severe than the original virus. Please pray for all those who have symptoms. And pray that the rest of us can stay healthy. It’s unbelievable that an invisible enemy can wreak such havoc on the entire world. But another “invisible enemy” has done far more damage for a lot longer period of time. That invisible enemy is Satan. He and his “minions” have devastated the entire human race since the Garden of Eden with a little weapon called “sin.” It, too, seems so trivial, just like a little microscopic virus. Just remember that sin always takes us farther than we wanted to go; it keeps us longer than we wanted to stay and it costs us more than we were willing to pay. So we must be on guard against sin in whatever form it presents itself. That should be do-able since its appeal is entirely predictable. According to 1 John 2:13, the devil attacks via the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. How do we defend against it? James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before The Lord and He will lift you up.” As we humbly submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ we are invincible! Remember that whenever we encounter “the enemy.” Praise God, he is a defeated foe! I love you and hope to see you soon. God bless you!

Pastor Bill