I am preparing this email while attending a legal briefing in Arizona with our great partner Alliance Defending Freedom. It’s the morning after learning of the very disappointing results of the U.S. Senate races in Georgia. During our group devotions, we sang 10,000 Reasons, and the relevance of that song’s first verse was starkly revealed:
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
Those of us attending the conference received an email from our fellow FPA director in Georgia expressing the same discouragement with which we all are wrestling. I want to share with you my response:
I struggle with balancing the responsibilities the Lord has lain upon my shoulders in my temporal roles and eternal call with what truly and rightfully rests in His very able and trustworthy hands. This isn’t a false humility; I really struggle with this— ask my wife.
It would be superficial (and frankly irresponsible) to ignore the potential harm of what last night’s results and the harbinger they well may be. Grieve; make preparation and choose to fearlessly and joyfully face the storm- to His Glory.
While the landscape is changing around us, our call to advocate for God’s truth has not. May we have the courage to speak the truth, and may our confidence be in God that we may do so compelled by His love.
Something to Celebrate
Praise the Lord and thanks again to all of you who participated in our End-of-Year Campaign. As of Tuesday, we reached our goal of $100,000 collected or pledged. Please pray for us as we prepare our 2021 budgets for the CCL and CEL.
January 17th, 2020
Faith Baptist Church
24 Massachusetts Ave. Millinocket
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