Hi church family!
Well all that rain is finally paying off. You can see the fruit all around in the form of green grass, beautiful flowers and budding trees. Can you remember back to last year when rain was scarce and we were in drought conditions? Brown lawns, dying plants and dry wells were the norm then. Although I am not a big fan of the rain, we are now able to enjoy the beauty that it is yielding, and it all seems worthwhile.
I feel like we are in the same season in our church right now. Although we may have weathered some storms over the past few years, the sun is now on our faces and God’s beauty is being revealed all around us in amazing ways. One clear evidence of this fruit is all of our new family members. The way God is multiplying is incredible! Beyond simply numbers, the way that the right people have continually come into our fold at the right time leaves me in awe time after time. And as if that isn’t enough, there is an unmistakable spirit of unity and love that is evident not only to those active and engaged in our ministry, but also to those who have just walked in the door. Just today I received a lovely email from recent visitors passing through Amesbury thanking us for the service. They said, “[w]e could see that God is at work through your ministry and outreach…[a]s we worshipped with you we felt a part of the family of God.” Hallelujah!
As the fruit of the past few years continues to take root, we will be continuing to learn about how to grow deeper in our relationship with God and one another in our 1❤️&Mind sermon series. A couple of upcoming events relative to that to keep in mind.