Dear Church Family,

Receive our warm regards. 

During times of hardship like the one we are going through, we are reminded to embrace what M.L. King Jr. once said; “We must accept FINITE disappointment, but we must never lose INFINITE hope.” Brethren, it is true that our generation is going through one of its darkest periods that we can’t deny, but most importantly we can’t deny the fact that Our Redeemer lives – What then can we say of these things? Apostle Paul says; If God is for us, who can be against us? Easter weekend reminded us that not only did our Savior die on Friday, but on Sunday He was Alive promising us that there is Nothing Impossible with God. Hence, brethren, we are persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:38-39). Hence God’s word brings us to the conclusion that we are not a collection of our tragedies and circumstances, but we are more than Conquerors. 

Christ’s victory on the Easter Weekend is what gives us hope that whatever we are going through we shall overcome. In His own words He alluded to this subject as follows; “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Despite of our current circumstances we have an Overcomer – Christ Jesus whose presence is ever-present. 

There was a fire at Yellowstone National Park and after the fire had subsided, a forest ranger in the park made a journey to the top of the hill where the fire originated from, to find out the cause of it. On his way up, he noticed a bird carcass burnt with fire, with curiosity he knocked it over, and to his surprise outran three baby chicks that were protected by the mother bird at expense of her own life. The bird is described as having known that there would be toxic smoke higher in the trees, hence took her chicks to the base of a tree where she covered them with her wings and saved their lives at her expense. 

On their perilous journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, the children of Israel experienced one of the best Secret Service Protection ever in the form of the Pillar of Cloud by the day and the Pillar of Fire during the night. In all their wanderings that was full of risks, attacks, and poor weather, the Presence of God never departed from them. That very presence they experienced in their wandering is the exact presence that is promised us while wandering in this Earth before our Savior returns to take us Home. As the bird that covered her chicks to survive the fire, so is our God protecting us from all calamities. “Just as the birds hover over a nest, so the Lord who commands armies will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it; as He passes over He will rescue it.” (Isaiah 31:5). Brethren be ENCOURAGED. 

Welcome to Richardson!   

You are Covered
Pr. Joel Rosana