CHICKASHA — How do we find in these moments the same faith we expressed above when the weather was nice and we felt called by God? How do we keep our faith and our heads held high when everyone is questioning the walls that are crashing in? Volumes have been filled trying to answer the question why evil persists in this world. The book of Psalms is a vivid reminder that great men and women of faith wrestled with God when the walls came in. I don’t know if we will ever have an answer to this question this side of heaven. Even if we did have the answer we wouldn’t understand it. So what I would like to do today is simply share an encouraging verse that I cling to when the breath is knocked out of me, when the downpour follows start of the rain. At some point in Jesus’ ministry his teaching became difficult. So much that John states that many disciples walked away from Jesus. This prompted the question to his close group of 12, “Do you also want to go away?” Peter’s response is something we should weave into the fiber of who we are, he said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:68-69). When we don’t understand, why don’t we just trust. Trust that God loves us...that He called us into marvelous light...that He will send a downpour of grace in mercy in every situation of our lives.
Luke Harris is the pastor of Crossroads Community Church currently meeting in the cafeteria of Grand Avenue School located at 1415 Grand Avenue. We would love to have you join us this Sunday morning for Sunday School at 9:45 AM and Worship at 10:45 AM. Check out past sermons on the web at HYPERLINK "http://www.chickashacrossroads.com" www.chickashacrossroads.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.