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Upcoming Events
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WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
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SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
Bible Search
1 Cor 9 :24 - Training for the Race......Day 3 (Nov 17, 2010)

 

 

November 17, 2010 - Faithfulness
We serve an absolutely faithful God.  Today’s thought isn’t really about Marathon training, but it is about the race of life.  Yesterday was the 5 year anniversary of one of the hardest days that I have ever experienced in the race of life.  It was a day that broke me and that shook me to the core, 5 years ago our oldest son, Austin was just about to turn 3 weeks old.  It was the day that he had heart surgery at Duke University Hospital.  Leann and I were absolutely scared to death, fearful of what the outcome was going to be.  Our surgeon before surgery had basically told us that he had a 7% chance of dying during the surgery and all of these other negative statistics.  I had no idea what to say.  A few days earlier we had been the gushing, proud parents who just couldn’t get enough of holding our son, and now I was holding his hand as they walked him down to surgery.  He had what is called a co-arctation of the aorta, which basically means that part of his heart was “crimped up” like a water house and almost no blood was getting through.
A few excruciating hours later and the doctor came out with the words, “the surgery went well, hopefully he will be okay.”  Needless say today Austin is 5 years (and 3 weeks old) and doing extremely well.  I thank God everyday for what He did in his life through the surgeons and the doctors, and I am amazed everyday by His faithfulness to me. 
Yesterday however was a special day.  Austin had been sick running a high fever.  At one point it got to 104.4.  I knew that it was just a virus but in the back of my mind I thought what if…….. Yesterday however after the rain fell to the ground I was holding Isaac on my lap (our 2 year old) and I looked out the window and there was a perfect rainbow.  I ran outside and could see both ends of the rainbow.  I didn’t find the pot of gold on either end, but I found something infinitely more valuable, a reminder of the faithfulness of God.  God used a rainbow to remind Noah of his faithfulness after the flood and God used a rainbow yesterday to remind me of His faithfulness after the storms of life.  He is simply amazing.
Sometimes in the storms of life, as we run the race of life the temptation is to throw up our hands and give up.  But God is faithful, so keep running, keep striving, keep following.  He will never leave you or forsake you.  He is there.