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Weekly News-December 14

“…We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”  2 Chronicles 20:12b

This verse is in the middle of the story of when the Moabites, Ammonites & Meunites declared war on King Jehoshaphat and Judah. The bible tells us that Jehoshaphat was “terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance.  He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting.  So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help.”  As a united people, they came together before the LORD, asking – desperately pleading – for God to help them and show them what to do.  And God answered them and gave them a HUGE victory that clearly showed that it was HIM who was working among them.  (Read 2 Chronicles 20 if you want all the details.  It’s a really great story!)

Now I don’t have enemies plotting against me or anything, but I too am faced with decisions, choices and unknowns that I have no idea what to do about.  Is asking God for help and wisdom the first thing that I think about doing?  I wish I could say yes.  But the truth is, that’s not always the case.  Yet it should be – and I desire it to be.  Jesus encourages us in Luke 11:9 to “…keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find…”  God loves us so much.  He’s with us every moment, waiting for us to turn our eyes to Him, open our mouths and ASK…ask for help, for wisdom, for calm…for whatever it is we need today.  He was faithful to King Jehoshaphat hundreds of years ago and He continues to be faithful to us today.

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 6:30pm, there is a Hayride & Cookies Youth Social at Matt & Jeramie-Lee’s farm for all junior and senior highs.  Bring a friend and dress for the weather!

This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The children will begin the service again with the ‘Children’s Nativity Processional’.  If your child would like to take part in the processional, please have them meet in the foyer before the service begins.  (Don’t you just love seeing them come down the aisle with the nativity figurines and ringing the bells?!  I sure do! 🙂

We’ll also be continuing to collect non-perishable food for those in our community that are struggling to have enough to eat. (We’ll be bringing those food gifts forward during the offering time.)

Looking forward to a great weekend.  Enjoy yours and we’ll see you on Sunday!
Delora

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