The future is in our hands

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

             Some people say that these are the end times and others disagree and say things are going to get better. I personally believe we will decide what will happen.  If we give up, then things are going to get worse.  If we cling to Jesus and allow Him to lead us, things are going to improve greatly.  Let us look to the Early Church for guidance. During a time of great persecutions and the Roman Empire trying to destroy all believers. They gather together and they pray not for protection or for their persecutors to be overthrown but for a boldness to proclaim the Gospel and for supernatural signs to accompany their message to help others believe in Jesus.  In Acts of the Apostles we read their prayer.  “Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant, Jesus” (Acts 4:29-30).  They show us that in times of great tribulations, what is needed are hearts joined in prayer asking the Holy Trinity for a powerful release of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all believers.  Thereby setting their hearts on fire for God and a willingness to work hand in hand with Jesus and others to build a bright future.  We also ask God to work new signs and wonders through our efforts so that others will find Him.

The future is in the hands of all of us, young and old.  Will we pray together for a new “Pentecost?”  Are we willing to work with Jesus?  Will we build or tear down?  I believe that if all of us pull together, there will be definitely a very bright future.  I remember hearing it said, I honor those who plant trees, even though they will never have a chance to sit in their shade, but they know someone else will enjoy them.

Holy Spirit come and set our hearts on fire!

Peace and healings,

Fr. David

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