Theme = ‘fear’
As we stand ready for something new, let us start by resting.
Jesus is never late – he is the first – and he never leaves early - he is the last – he is with us always, and no matter what.
Martin Luther King said the question is not, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ but, ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
Feeling like God is angry with us, our own weakness, being afraid, and feeling like God is taking too long - all these can stop us coming to God in prayer. But they did not stop David.
‘Fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart.’ But sometimes the desire for human praise is stronger than the desire to be faithful to God.
Have you ever found something important or valuable, that you didn’t know you had?
The most spoken command in the Bible is “Do not be afraid” - we have nothing to fear because Jesus has already conquered death.