I drove down the hill towards the post office, thoroughly overtaken by the setting sun and thought to myself…this may be the last one I’ll see so distinctly here in the town of Aguadilla. I had not seen the waves this high nor this assembling of surfers before. I was not lulled; it is a broken world with so many hurting, not necessarily from rebellion, but from the body slams of religion, yet at the end of the day God is still speaking, still reaching out. We are anticipating that our move to Cabo Rojo will begin this week.
Each town has its distinction and the fading glory of a time gone by; some marked by great arches and edifices of architectural mastery. Among some of the ruins lay lives still attempting to know His name. Somewhere beyond the bruises of liberalism and the open wounds of the pounding mandates of legalism there is an untapped capacity to know Grace. There is more to Him than yesterday’s troubled, confusing experiences have told. Their patience is virtuous.
Seeing this, I can surely say, Isaiah 40:1-6 is not some historical/prophetical utterance of hope and deliverance for Jews of old going through captivity; every Word is profitable…today:
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye
her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for
she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
Way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our
Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill shall
be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the
rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord
hath spoken it.
I could not imagine being here, in this work, without the message of God’s Grace; the Finished Work of Christ, knowing then that every lesson, every sermon has to reveal the Character and Nature of God. This is what sustains, this is what keeps us, this is what hails and beckons the unbeliever. The bulls of religion have broken enough; only two things could be done by the lives that are still available, either stone the bearers of harsh sayings or receive the restorative, reconciliatory Word of His love, mercy and payment of past debt. We are Greater Grace of Puerto Rico; gateway to the
It was cup overflowing to have Pastor Moses and his wife, Cindy of Clearwater, Florida here with us at the ending of October. With words of encouragement and thoughts for going forward with the work, we looked at a building to have our Church services, extension classes and other gatherings in. Suggestions for correcting issues at our soon-to-be rental house were given to the property owner too. What a time! There were twenty-five of us at Dr. Phil and
We are acutely aware of the God’s presence in the Work and know that we are being carried by the prayers, support and encouragement of the Body. With this Body-of-Christ testimony, it is no wonder that we have been asked to stay in
Many a sun will set and be seen from the innumerable shores here but greater and enduring is this: the Son is risen; high and lifted up here and His throne lasts forever. Thanks to each of you for making it Corporate, a Psalms 133 expression: Body of Christ.
Special Guest Pastor: TBA
Team Members: Short & Long Term (senior
Church building/lease agreement; repair and set-up costs
Continued grace-filled evangelism
Home schooling of children/home school outreach