Pastor's Weekly Message


 

July 19, 2018
 
Dear members of our Calvary family,
 
  What is the strongest building in your neighborhood? I’m guessing that many people have never even thought about it, but if you live in a trailer home in tornado alley or near an ocean where hurricanes can strike, you’ve probably considered that question many times. When a tornado approaches or a hurricane, being in building that you know is constructed to withstand the worst, provides a sense of security in the chaos of a storm. 
 
    Where do you go when the threat isn’t from the weather? Where do you go when you and your spouse are having a rough time? Where do you go when the doctor says, “I’m sorry, its cancer.” Where do you go when you did something that really hurt a person you love and you can’t change it now? Where do you go when you are troubled with thoughts of what lies beyond this life? The Bible gives us the answer.
   In the book of Proverbs, God’s Word says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Does that mean if we call on God, he will whisk away what-ever trouble or hardship is weighing us down? No, the storms of life will rage on, but like a strong building God will give us what we need to weather the storms. When we connect with him by reading the Bible or hearing his promises as we attend worship services, God gives us strength. There we find the LORD God who loves us no matter how big the messes we have made in life. There we find the LORD God who gave his life to save us from our sins.  There we find the LORD God who will give us the strength we need to survive the storms of this life until we reach the next. 
 
    Have you noticed that many churches have a tower or steeple? What a fitting reminder that in these buildings we find the LORD God who is the strongest tower ever built! This weekend would be a good time to visit.  
 
   Keep in your prayers Mick Becker, who is in rehab and improving.  He looks to get out of the facility on July 27th.  We thank the Lord for giving Mike health and healing. Also keep in your prayers Gary Nelson, the son of John and Kay Nelson, who is in ICU having suffered a stroke.  We ask that the Lord grant him speedy recovery.
 
   May the Lord continue to bless all of you.
 
Pastor Marti Spaude

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