April 24, 2020
Dear Cathedral Family,
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately in Psalm 91. Reading it, letting it read me, and asking the Holy Spirit for insight into how this incredible passage of God’s Word applies to our situation right now. It’s bringing me so much hope and encouragement.
Speaking of HOPE, I just want to take a moment to express my appreciation for Bill Storey and the outstanding team at the Lowcountry Hope Center. These folks are doing an incredible job ministering to our community, being the hands and feet of Jesus, during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who has stepped up during this season to volunteer or to give. You are helping us make a tremendous difference!
If you or someone you know is in need of food or financial assistance in this season, please help us get them connected. There’s no need to struggle alone; help is here!
During this season when so much is out of our control, what resources do we have at our disposal to help us respond well? What are some of the tools in our arsenal to help us in this struggle? Because, as you well know, The Struggle is Real. Sometimes we miss out on what’s available to us, simply because we don’t know.
If you missed last Sunday’s message, I’d encourage you to take some time to watch it. Slow down and really let the Lord minister to you. Take time and BREATHE! Perhaps you and your family could take communion together again. It really was a moving time together.
This Sunday, we’ll be talking about some of the most powerful resources we have as followers of Christ. Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, we have free access to God’s presence, no mediator needed. God has an open door policy with us, yet I wonder how often we take Him up on that invitation.
Before Jesus went to the cross, He promised the disciples, and all the disciples to come (that’s us!), a Gift, a Comforter, a Guide, a Teacher, a Leader – the Holy Spirit. If you want to read some amazing stories, check out the book of Acts to see what happened when the disciples were empowered by the Holy Spirit! And the truth is – that same power and authority is given to all believers! To us!
We will get through this!