September 29, 2017
Dear members of our Calvary family:
On October 30, 1961, the most powerful weapon ever constructed was detonated over an island in the Arctic Sea. The device was a multi-stage hydrogen bomb built by the former Soviet Union and code-named Ivan. Despite the cloudy weather, the flash of light was visible six hundred miles away. The giant fireball reached about thirty-four thousand feet in the air, releasing three thousand eight hundred times more explosive energy than the A...-bomb over Hiroshima. Sixty miles from ground zero the heat would have inflicted third degree burns. The mushroom cloud which followed the blast stretched forty miles into the sky and had a diameter of about twenty five miles. Ivan was so powerful that it was impractical because using the device on any populated targets would have resulted in adverse effects on Russia. Thankfully, no other weapon with that kind of power has ever been built.
You can add up all the bombs ever built, all the earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes that have ever occurred, but you won’t come close to the most powerful force ever – forgiveness from God. We will be talking about that forgiveness in our services this weekend. What love the Lord has shown in forgiving all our sins because of Jesus and what he has done for us. Our response is to willingly forgive those who have wronged us.
Keep in your prayers David Schroeder who is hospitalized at Chandler Regional Hospital with a serious infection. Also keep in your prayers Quincy Wiley who is hospitalized at Banner Desert Hospital and will undergo heart surgery on Friday. May the Lord give both speedy recovery.
I look forward to seeing you this weekend.
Pastor Martin Spaude