Dear Church, I just wanted to share a word of encouragement with you. God is doing a great work in the city of Boston, and He's allowed us to tag along and watch him work. Boston is spiritually rocky, dry soil; but God has opened a watershed of blessings! Today, our official membership DOUBLED! This is an amazing truth and we should celebrate!! I'm absolutely overwhelmed by God's grace to us. We're not pros, by any stretch of the imagination, but God is strengthening our roots and allowing us to bear fruit! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to His church.
I'm reminded of the beautiful passage in Jeremiah 17. It says, "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
May our church continue to be like a tree planted by water... not fearing, not anxious for anything, and not ceasing to bear fruit for God's glory and our joy!
Praying for you, Pastor Jan