Pastors Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 

Greetings in Christ!

This is the first Wednesday in October that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us rejoice in a lovely autumn day, and let us be (very) glad that we don’t have to shovel anything yet!  It seems as if the weather isn’t quite sure what it wants to do from day-to-day, but the days are definitely getting shorter and the general trend is definitely pointing to cooler temperatures; in other words, it’s autumn in Michigan!

How we wish we could say that the change in seasons has brought a positive change in the world around us, but sadly, that isn’t the case; COVID-19 is still impacting our lives in ways big and small, unrest in major cities of the country continues unabated, politicians still seem intent on advancing pet projects and ideologies instead of doing the people’s work, and the economy is showing signs of weakening.  It would be nice if there was at least some good news, wouldn’t it?  Well, there is, and it’s the same good news that we celebrate every day as Christian brothers and sisters!  In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!  Through the power and presence of the living God, all our needs will be met!  Through the limitless grace and love of God, we’re going to come through this rough patch in our lives in fine shape, even if we may arrive at the end of this time a bit different than we started it.  It’s easy to forget that God is good, all the time; and that all the time, God is good, when we’re inundated with negative news stories.  But the truth is that God’s got this, God’s got us, and there’s nothing that the world can throw at us that will ever change that.  Whenever you feel worn down by all that’s happening, remember that as a beloved child of God, everything is going to be OK.  You can take that to the bank!

Blessings,

Karen and Greg

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Psalm 31:19

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Wishing you joy and peace in your day!  Remember, God’s got this.

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