I read the following quote by John Ortberg recently and thought how appropriate it is for us as God’s people at this moment in history:

“The chance to trust God when trusting isn’t easy is wide open. The prospect for modelling hope for a hope-needy world is trending upward. And the possibility of cultivating a storm-proof faith is always going up. This is so because certain truths remain unchanged: God remains sovereign, grace beats sin, prayers get heard, the Bible endures, heaven’s mercies spring up new every morning, the cross still testifies to the power of sacrificial love, the tomb is still empty, and the kingdom that Jesus announced is still expanding without needing to be bailed out by human efforts.

God is still in the business of redemption, specializing in bringing something very, very good out of something very, very bad.”

In the coming week, let’s “shine like stars” (Phil 2:15) to the people around us!

Blessings to you!

Pastor Rob Furlong.