“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed” (Isaiah 54:10).
One of the things I do on a regular basis is to check in with five people from the Little Church every day during the week.
This has been a long and difficult season. And there are some who are going through very difficult times. We have folks who are facing incredible hardships.
More times than not, when I call to encourage those going through the difficult times, I end up being the one who is encouraged by the very people I called to encourage.
You see, the promise of the verse of day is not just a nice thought for our folks. These are lived out realities. What our people have seen and experience in the midst of decline and suffering is God’s amazing unfailing love and God’s covenant of peace.
This is a peace that surpasses human understanding. This is a peace that roots the people of faith in the midst of hardship. Such a peace cannot ever be shaken. There is nothing in the created universe that can separate God’s children from his love and peace. This peace comes from the sure reality that Christ has already reconciled us to God, that sin has lost its grip, that death no longer has the last say.
I thank God for his unfailing love. I thank God that you are a people rooted in the sure foundation of God’s promises.
There is no question that these days have been difficult. I can’t imagine facing these days without the assurance of God’s promises.
This Advent season, I challenge you to invite others to discover God’s unfailing love. There are several ways you can do this. You can invite them to worship with us online. You can forward these “Verse of the Day” to others. You can pray that they too come to find their place in the love of God.
Finally, I encourage you to check in regularly with the people in your neighborhood groups. Make it a point to check in with at least one person every day.
God is at work through the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace. I get to see that first hand.
What an awesome God we serve!