First, I want to share an opportunity for you to hear what the Lord is doing in Zambia, Africa. Tomorrow morning during our Prime Timers’ meeting we will hear Brother Ed Miller, who worked on the mission field for over 35 years and we will learn what the situation is with brothers and sisters in this area. We will have the opportunity, also, to hear from Pastor Chande from Africa (a close friend of Brother Miller) and what he and his family are doing for God’s glory. It will be a glorious day. If you are 55 years old or better, come and be blessed through these testimonies. The fellowship will start at 9:30 AM, then Brother Miller will share his testimony and songs at 10:30 AM, then we will have our lunch time.
Secondly, as I was reading my devotional this morning (normally I read Spurgeon “Morning by Morning” devotional), it touched my spirit, and I want to share it with you.
"Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus."—Galatians 3:26.
The fatherhood of God is common to all his children. Ah! Little-faith, you have often said, "Oh that I had the courage of Great-heart, that I could wield his sword and be as valiant as he! But, alas, I stumble at every straw, and a shadow makes me afraid." List thee, Little-faith. Great-heart is God's child, and you are God's child too; and Great-heart is not one with more God's child than you are. Peter and Paul, the highly-favored apostles, were of the family of the Most High; and so are you also; the weak Christian is as much a child of God as the strong one.
"This cov'nant stands secure,
Though earth's old pillars bow;
The strong, the feeble, and the weak,
Are one in Jesus now."
All the names are in the same family register. One may have more grace than another, but God our heavenly Father has the same tender heart toward all. One may do more mighty works, and may bring more glory to his Father, but he whose name is the least in the kingdom of heaven is as much the child of God as he who stands among the King's mighty men. Let this cheer and comfort us, when we draw near to God and say, "Our Father."
Yet, while we are comforted by knowing this, let us not rest content with weak faith, but ask, like the Apostles, to have it increased. However feeble our faith may be, if it be real faith in Christ, we shall reach heaven at last, but we shall not honor our Master much on our pilgrimage, neither shall we abound in joy and peace. If then you would live to Christ's glory, and be happy in His service, seek to be filled with the spirit of adoption more and more completely, till perfect love shall cast out fear.
In His service.