Reflections at One Year…”Our God is Faithful”

UntitledYesterday was a sweet day of remembrance as well as a day to look forward. The banner over the whole 1st anniversary celebration was “our God is a faithful God!” We shared that in song, prayer, testimony, Word, and deed. I closed my reflection with these words of challenge…

In the midst of it all, let’s not loose sight of Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith! Mercy Hill, by his sustaining grace, may it never be said that we have abandoned our first love. Strengthened by God’s everlasting love, upheld by his persevering grace, let’s be faithful to the call of Hebrews 12:1-2…”Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

And together, we ended the service making this commitment…

Jesus, we desire you to be the Lord of this, your church. Indeed Lord Jesus, rule and reign in our hearts, in our families, in our church, in our communities, and in this world – now and forevermore, Amen!

Listen to the reflection: Our Faithful God!