Have you noticed the days are already getting longer? Maybe they’re not getting longer – 24 hours is still the time it takes for the earth to rotate on its axis. But sunrise is about 1 minute earlier and sunset 1 minute later each day!!! It seems imperceptible when viewed one day to the next, but over a period of time, the difference is quite noticeable.
Over the course of the last year, there have been numerous changes, some were sudden and others were more gradual maybe even imperceptible. But the consequences of those changes are now very easily seen. One of those changes we see is the increased isolation many experience today. In the context of the local church, this isolation often means we don’t regularly see or engage with those we consider close friends and needed counselors. Sometimes this isolation has pushed us to forsake ministry opportunities to our community. Maybe the greatest way we can combat isolation is by intentionally reconnecting (or connecting) with a few friends with whom we can seek to serve our King.
“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 – 10)
It was an honor and blessing to have Bethany Garth from First Choice with us for worship two weeks ago. Please continue to pray (and serve) with the staff and volunteers at First Choice:
- Pray that the expansion to the second location at Baptist South would result in more people hearing and responding to the saving message of the Gospel and more babies being rescued.
- Pray that the staff and volunteers at First Choice would be bold in keeping the Gospel at the center of their conversations and actions with those that come to their ministry centers.
- Pray that the Lord would call and raise up volunteers to do His work and that the member of Eastmont would answer that call to serve.