First, I feel compelled to just stop for a moment and express gratitude to God for His goodness during this time that has been so difficult for all of us in so many ways. Even as we acknowledge that is has been, and continues to be difficult, in the midst of that, we have still seen so many evidences of God’s provision and intervention and blessing. I think of so many ways it could have been so much worse, so I don’t want us to forget to give our God a big “thank you.” I also want to thank all of our ministry leaders and their teams for the amazing way they have stepped up to adjust and continue ministry in the new environment. We have an incredible team at this church.
I must repeat God’s wonderful promise in Psalm 91:1-3, 9-11-“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’ Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. . . . Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” Let us all claim that promise and trust in our awesome God.
Second, I want to highlight the importance of Adventist Education during this time. If there ever was a time when students need a faith-based education to help them cope with the challenges of the world around them, it is now. I don’t think we fully understand the emotional toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on our young people, and only God can provide a truly positive and hopeful framework within which to deal with their questions and find answers. North Dallas Adventist Academy is a place that provides that Adventist, faith-based framework and this is a great time to transition from public education to a decidedly Christian environment. We are giving special focus to that this Sabbath and want to welcome NDAA’s representatives among us. If you have children enrolled in public school, we’d like you to prayerfully consider making the move the NDAA for the coming school year.
Welcome to Richardson!
Grace and Peace to you,