Letter from the Elders 4-23-20
Greetings Brothers & Sisters!
Here we are in at what our officials are calling our peak week for the Coronavirus pandemic – in other words, in the midst of the storm. Instead of fearing the storm and all the uncertainty that surrounds it, let’s remember God’s faithfulness in all of the trials and storms we face. Here we’d like to share with you these insightful words from Hannah Whitall Smith, a 19th century Christian author:
You have trusted God in a few things, and He has not failed you. Trust Him now for everything, and see if He does not do for you exceeding abundantly above all that you could ever have asked or thought, not according to your power or capacity, but according to His own mighty power, that will work in you all the good pleasure of His most blessed will. You find no difficulty in trusting the Lord with the management of the universe and all the outward creation, and can your case be any more complex or difficult than these, that you need to be anxious or troubled about His management of it?
Hannah Smith didn’t experience our current pandemic. These words were written over 100 years ago, and sprang from her faith which was based on God’s holy Word written thousands of years ago, and yet they are just as relevant and honest today as they were thousands of years ago because, although the face of man’s storms change as the years pass, the root of our anxiety in the storms will always be the same and must be calmed by the steadfast, reliable promises of God. His abundant provisions reveal His protection and deliverance in His flawless, perfect time in all the difficulties and hardships we face.
God is always a faithful provider; this is not a quaint phrase, but a concrete reality that we can depend on. Join us brothers and sisters, in verbally thanking God every morning for His inexhaustible care; and if you are struggling at this time, please contact us, we want to be a support for you now, as always.
God bless you,
GGC Elders & Staff