Paul’s Pen

            It is so good to see folks whom we haven’t seen for over a year start trickling back to services! Although avoiding crowds has been necessary during this pandemic, I’m thankful the vaccinations are providing some relief from fear of the virus. Hopefully, more of you will be able to join us in the near future. We pray that the majority of our members will be able to worship with us on June 6th!

            With pandemic restrictions being eased and summer approaching, we’re about to get very busy. VBS, church camp, MYM, and our gospel meeting are just a few of the activities coming up. I hope the pertinent ones are on your calendar. I think everyone is ready to get involved again. If you’re like me, you’re having to get back in the habit of meeting three times a week.

            Maybe we need to read the parable of the talents once again from Matthew 25:14-30. After being so restricted for more than a year, let’s get busy and use our talents – they’ve been buried long enough! Sometimes we just need to ponder some verses to get us motivated. Consider these:      1 Corinthians 15:58 – “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

James 4:17 – “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”

Hebrews 10:25 – “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

1 Peter 2:2 – “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,”