March 2021 Update
Updated: Aug 5
The grave couldn’t hold Him! Hallelujah! Our sin-debt was paid in full at the Cross and His resurrection was the “receipt!” Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is alive for evermore! Glory be to God! Moreover, by the Holy Spirit, He miraculously abides within every true believer forever! In a nutshell, that’s what we should be celebrating this coming weekend, despite what’s going on in this wicked world,
My heart has been heavy as I’ve witnessed the fabric of our republic being “turned upside down;” especially, with little opposition and/or inability to stop the “tide.” Corrupt politicians abound, not only in government but in organized religion. The Bible was removed from the public square in the 1960’s and now it looks like the U.S. Constitution faces the same fate. Significantly, the last verse of the Biblical book of Judges states, “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25) What else is new? Being what it is, sinful human nature wants to “play God,” running his own life and dominating others, if he can. It’s grievous to witness the devastating results of such arrogance upon our land. But, praise God, our Resurrected Christ is not unmindful of what’s going on; as David, the Psalmist, cried: “It’s time for thee, LORD, to work; for they have made void (no effect) thy Law (Word).” (Psalm 119:126) Let this be our heart-cry together to our God, while we “serve the Lord with gladness” in the midst of a pitiful world!
I must share a unusual experience I had at the Mission chapel today. I started the meeting with singing Biblical choruses, encouraging these “street” folks to join in. Usually, hardly anyone makes a “peep” but it was different today. As I continued to sing one song after another, the whole atmosphere changed; the heaviness of God’s presence (glory) filled the chapel! One dear sister who was there providentially, got in the flow of the singing, and we ended up “having church” (if you know what I mean) For almost an hour we sang praises with extensive weeping and laughing; Then a “holy hush” come over the place, and no one wanted to leave. What a sight to see folks who have never made a “move” before, lifting their hands in thanksgiving and praise! We had to break because of folks coming in for supper; but I have to believe that God is up to something! I’m still “lingering in the glory” as I write this letter. PTL! Pray for us!
May God be pleased to grant each of you a special touch of grace this weekend. Thank God for the reality of Salvation in Christ. I appreciate your continued intercession for me. I’m doing very well, all things considered. I leave in a few days to minister in the South Canaan, PA area, including a glad reunion with our “old” young people. From there I’m headed for Lancaster, PA to meet part of my dear family for a special “catchup” visit together. Thanks for your prayers.
With much love to each of you,