“This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
This is the Lord’s Day. There are lots of options for church services today. Most churches are having live “regular” services. Many churches have an online service. Others are without power. Some have churches damaged by the recent hurricanes and have no facilities or alternate facilities for today. No matter where or how you worship today, God is still God and glad you are worshiping. Line Creek Baptist Church, in our area, will not have church due to a power outage. Those folks, and others like them, can visit another church in person or online or have their own worship at home. Just don’t leave God out of the day!
Read the Bible in 2020 – October 11
1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:3
Check with your local church to see how they have progressed with Operation Christmas Child. You may be able to do something to meet a need for some of the shoeboxes. You may be able to provide shipping costs for some shoeboxes. Do whatever you can to help ship wonderfully filled “shoeboxes” to many children around the world. It’s not a competition. It is about the children and their opportunity to learn about God. We can all PRAY for the shoeboxes and their impact of homes around the world.
Thankfully, most of us in the Kentwood area did not have major damage because of Hurricane Delta. Many of us only had power outages which have already been cleared up. Be sure to thank God for taking good care of us.
As you are able and aware of needs, help others with their cleanup. Your pastor may be able to suggest people you can check with concerning cleaning up yards. Working as a group is a good idea. The task seems more like fun than work. (No, I am not asking for help. We will be able to do that ourselves, but there are others who would greatly appreciate your help.)