Grace's Spiritual Leader
Rev. Stephanie Taylor
Secretary - Cheryl Clauson
Custodian & Maintenance - Joe Hoffman
Treasurer - George Louthain
Choir Director- Elizabeth Spees
Bell Choir Director- Judie Batterman
From the Pastor's Desk
Without a doubt, we are going through challenging times right now, whether it is in our own individual lives, families, or even our churches. Yet, I want to encourage each one of us to continue to trust God in all facets of our lives. We know God sees and knows all things, yet we need to allow Him to rule and reign over the “kingdoms of our lives.” If there was a man who claimed to be King in a particular country, yet, within that Kingdom there was a city that had yet to be conquered by that King, then he would not really be the ruler of that Kingdom.
There's a beautiful old song that goes like this: “How big is God? How big and wide His vast domain. To try and tell, these lips could never start. He's big enough to rule this mighty Universe, yet small enough to rule within my heart.” You see, God will not rule and reign in a life without the permission of the person. If we are going to trust God with the significant details of our lives, then we must also trust Him with the minor details.
I know there are times we may find this hard to believe or understand, but God does not allow trials to come into our lives without providing the grace or help to walk through those trials. While we know He's our King, we also know He's our loving, heavenly Father whose ear is available to hear, and whose heart is desirous of reaching out to us to help. Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV) 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Trust doesn't come naturally to any of us; trust has to be learned. In the same way, we learn to trust our parents or other people in our lives we must also learn to trust God. Trust moves beyond feelings, and often we find we can't trust our emotions, but we CAN Trust God and His Word!
As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, let's remember to trust the One who has already been to tomorrow and knows exactly what we need!
Blessings in Christ,