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An Unusual Time - 4/28/20

From Andy Johnston ...

During this unusual time, a scripture verse that has given me strength is Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted among the earth." As I call and speak to people on a daily basis, I leave them with this verse! Psalm 46 encourages us to find hope and to trust in our Maker. He is in control.  

As I reflect on the last two months, yes, they have been very discouraging,
however, they have also have been very encouraging! My family has eaten more meals together around the table. We actually know our neighbors now. Our family has morning devotionals. And, I have connected with more church members and spoken with some I haven't talked to in quite a while. I am sure most of you could give examples of your families as well. Before this time of quarantine, our family was being pulled in all different directions. We honestly did not have time to spend with each other, much less think! I am praising God for revealing our need to SLOW DOWN, BE STILL, and KNOW that He is the God of the universe! I do not take lightly this virus, but I want to give thanks in all circumstances as God's word tells us to do. Once this virus passes, I pray all of God's people would pull back from our busy lives, and remember why we are here! 

"God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.Ephesians 1:9-10 

In His service,  
Andy Johnston