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God’s Mysterious Ways
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5
God leads and directs his people in mysterious ways. In the Bible we read, “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen” (Psalm 77:19) Christ himself told Peter, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” (John 13:7)
We need to learn how God guides his people as they grow and develop. I too have often tried to dictate to our Lord God a certain way in which I expect him to run things. I have often said, “O Lord, would you please do it this way and make it come out that way?” But God did just the opposite, even though I said to myself, “This is a good suggestion that will bring honor to God and expand his kingdom.”
Undoubtedly, God must have laughed at my so-called wisdom and said, “All right, I know that you are an intelligent, educated person, but I never needed a Peter, a Luther, or anyone else to teach, inform, rule or guide me. I am not a God who will allow himself to be taught or directed by others. Rather, I am the one who leads, rules, and teaches people.”
Confirmation Sunday - October 16 at 10:30 AM service. Being confirmed are: McKenzie Petch, Noah Devolve, and Parker Johnson.
New Member Reception - October 23 between services. Wear your nametags. Come welcome our New Members.
Reformation Sunday - October 30 - Be sure to wear red.
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