From The Pastor’s Desk — Sunday, February 4, 2018
In the frailty of our humanity we often forget where our blessings come from. The child that disrespects a parent forgets the source of their blessing. An employee that disrespects an employer forgets who writes the paycheck. A citizen that talks down the nation, in which we live, forgets the source of our freedom to speak freely.
God is the source of all our provisions whether it’s food, clothing or shelter. It’s as if there is a great fountain in heaven and God just turns it on and lets it flow; not just to us but to all of God’s creation. Jesus made this clear in Matthew 6:28-30, “And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Whether it is a house, a car, a little money, a few possessions or the pillow under your head all flow from the fountains of God’s favor and blessing. He is our source!
Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” It is His hand that is on the faucet in heaven. It is His hand that controls the flow of blessings that we receive. Don’t Forget Where Your Blessings Come From!
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor