The Heartbeat
"…Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16

This is now the third year that I have committed Burning Hearts to be involved in the Go Beyond week of service. To date, I have done so with the blessing of the elders, but I am not certain I have always done so with the blessing of the congregation. After all, is this not just "one more thing" to do?

"You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world" – Matthew 5:13a and 14a"You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world" – Matthew 5:13a and 14a

Recently we had the most bizarre thing happen to one of our cars. While driving down the road, I heard the noise of air coming from the sunroof of our 2008 VW Passat. This is the car that Jonathan drives on a daily basis. I pushed the button to open the roof and then pushed it to close it. Still the sound of air. So again I opened it and then closed it. No change. I opened it a third time and this time when I went to close it I heard a "SNAP!" sound.

"For an overseer…must…be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it." - Titus 1:7,9

When I was in my twenties, suddenly one day, I felt quite light-headed. After feeling this way for several days I went to see a doctor. The doctor ran several tests and then had me tested for hypoglycemia (an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood). This test involved drinking a litre of VERY sweet liquid. Following this, my blood sugar level was checked over the course of the next hour or so. The conclusion: I had hypoglycemia and I should avoid sugars. That was 40 years ago and while I do not deny that such a condition as hypoglycemia exists, I believe my diagnosis was directly tied to the "wave" that was being ridden at the time. These many years later I pay no attention to sugar levels and I do not suffer from being light-headed.

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28 (ESV)

It is not unusual for those about to get married to think in terms of some sort of divine plan that brought them together. They may have initially met on a blind date, or over the internet or maybe they just bumped into each other. But regardless of the circumstances, whether Christian or not, they tend to think that their meeting was not just coincidental. In regards to the believer the scriptures, of course, would say "Absolutely! There IS a great cosmic plan and that plan includes you!"

Upcoming Events

Fall Skill Share
25 Sep 2021 - 09:00AM
Young Adults Sunday School
26 Sep 2021 - 09:00AM
Older Adults Sunday School
26 Sep 2021 - 09:00AM
Worship Service
26 Sep 2021 - 10:30AM
Young Adults Sunday School
03 Oct 2021 - 09:00AM