A few days ago I was walking up the hill past the church. I do that a lot since we live further up the hill, and we have to walk down the hill to the post office and credit union. Most everyone in town knows that not much was saved from the church after the fire. There I was walking, and a page from a hymnal was lying on the ground. I'm a curious person, so I picked it up. The hymn facing up was "God Will Take Care of You." The page has some burn marks, but I could read all the words. Please take the time to read through this hymn (see below).
I found this hymn to be most encouraging. God comforts us, when we need it most. The second half of the last verse I found particularly comforting. It says, "Lean, weary one, upon His breast, God will take care of you." Wow. That's what God has been doing for the last month. God has been holding this congregation upon His breast, and I am so thankful.
God has been laying on my heart to write a blog for a while, and I believe He wanted me to do it as our congregation continues on this journey. Sometimes I'll write about living out our faith, and sometimes I'll write about plans for a new building. Whatever God seems to be laying on my heart, I'll write about it. My goal is to post weekly or bi-weekly as time allows. Feel free to comment or ask questions.
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.