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This is the day the Lord has made

Hello everyone. This day the Lord has made is the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week.

Since many of us are not back to worshipping collectively, I want to give us some encouragement to help us personally during these new days. I really miss not getting to see my church family in person, but I do have them in my heart.

We are social people and understand the need to be around our families and friends, especially our church family. As we adapt to this new normal, don’t forget to stay comforted through the study of God’s word. The scriptures give us “all things that pertain to life and godliness.” II Pet. 1:3. Let’s respond with a godly attitude.

Here’s a story from a periodical I receive called House to house/ heart to heart: Many years ago a farmer had an unusually fine crop of grain. Just before it was ready to harvest, a terrible windstorm destroyed it. The farmer and his son went out on the porch after the storm. The son looked at what was formerly the beautiful field of wheat and with tears in his eyes looked up at his Dad, expecting to hear words of despair.

All at once his father started to sing softly, “Rock of ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.” Years after, when the little boy had grown to manhood, he said, “That was the greatest sermon I ever heard.” The farmer lost a grain crop, but gained a faithful son. “You are the light of the world… let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:14,16.

Whatever we face, remember these words from the Son of God, “You are the light of the world.” Enjoy the day the Lord has made, every day.

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)

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