Have Faith

Just about a year ago the world in which we were living changed in ways we never thought could happen. People become fearful of visiting family and friends, our government officials told us to stay in our homes and not to travel, and many of us either became ill with CoVid 19 or knew people that caught the virus. Some of those family and friends recovered from the virus and some passed away either directly or indirectly from the illness.

We continue to see people around the world harm each other. The United States has experienced two multiple shooting events in the last couple of weeks resulting in the loss of lives of at least 18 people and many more families and friends grieving for the loss of loved ones. These are not just unknown people to us as the policeman in Colorado was a graduate of Ball State University.

So, no matter how dark the world make look to you, I want you to be encouraged by the faith that we have in our Lord. From Habakkuk, chapter 3, verse 18,” yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength”. These verses follow a time of trouble for the prophet as he sees his country and people harmed. Just as Habakkuk has faith in the Lord, we need to have that same faith. No matter what is happening in the world or our communities, God will and is always with us. God loves us and will forgive any of our transgressions.




Pastor Ed