God is Watching Over You
Christ’s Chapel Weekly Greetings & Sermon
by Pastor Simeon
Once again, as the children of God, we are able to declare today that ‘This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24). As I look about the scene before me through the window of my office this morning, I see that there an abundance of gray clouds overhead as the rain continues to fall in patterns of soft and gentle followed by spurts of increasing strength. If that would be the end of the story, we may be able to say that our surrounding is quite dark and gloomy, if only for the day. But oh praise the Lord, if we look past what can only be seen on the surface of experience, and look but a bit deeper, what can we see? In amidst the continued drops of rain covered by the cloudy sky, if we only look a bit deeper and with a spirit of persistence, we will see the small buds of renewed life on the bushes; on the trees and shrubs. Those buds are bringing forth the beginning colors that will soon give to us a full spectrum of beauty; a wonderful reminder of God’s love for us. The beauty and majesty of life anew all by the grace of God. Today, we truly we have reason to say, ‘This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
After now two weeks of a near complete closing of many sectors of our community you may be able to say Pastor, I’m beginning – or there are those of my family that are, becoming weary. The COVID-19 virus has seemed to affect affect everyone, whether we know of anyone personally diagnosed or not. All are being called upon to be careful and wise, all for the protection of the most vulnerable of our communities.
Today there is no greater of a comfort that all God’s children are able to take rest in, than that of the assurance that He is watching over you! We live in a fallen world entrenched in sickness, sin and darkness, but always remember, Jesus the Son of God has spoken, ‘I am the way, and the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’. (John 14:6) Through Him, by the Word, your life for the present and all eternity; your forgiveness, salvation and redemption; your peace with God the Father is by Christ Jesus. As you take faith in Christ Jesus (John 3:16), setting your mind on Him, dead to sin; the word of God declares, that as the old man is crucified in Him, as you now walk by the influence of the Spirit, your life is now hidden with Christ in God, and ‘when Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.’ (Colossians 3:2-4). Praise the name of Jesus!
As you keep your mind on the things that are above, not on the things of the earth (Col. 3:2), resting in the love of God, know that the eye of the Lord is upon you!
Give Him glory today! Let us once again open the Word of God to Psalm 34 as you click on the link for today’s sermon below ‘ Taste and See that the Lord is Good’. May you be blessed in the Lord. You are His child!