God’s Word details the last days of Jesus’ life! Scripture graphically describes what happened to Him just before He died on the cross. The Bible also highlights His post-resurrection appearances. John’s Gospel tells us what happened to Thomas when he met the glorified Christ! What a meeting! How would you respond when you realized that Christ was indeed risen from the dead as He promised? What would you say? What did Thomas say? John allows us to listen in on the conversation! In John 20:28 John reveals to us Thomas’ words when he saw Jesus. Thomas said, “My Lord and my God!” Our original question was, “Who is Jesus?” Is Jesus your Lord and your God? Or is He simply someone you go to when you are in trouble? Is Jesus a “pick me up” when you’re down? Is Jesus someone you hope shows up when you need help? For “Doubting Thomas” Jesus was “Lord and God!” Thomas became a martyr for his “Lord and God.” Tradition tells us that Thomas was pierced through by a spear, probably in India. I read this years ago, “Jesus died for me, the least I can do is live for Him!” Friends, it’s true, Jesus is “My Lord and My God.” Let Jesus live through you! Let others see Jesus in You! He’s alive, alive in you!
The Lord continues to bless Grace Church! So far we have been used in Walterboro, SC, in the Bahamas and in our recent Children’s Camp in Western Carolina. Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Michael and Julie and others are making plans right now for this wonderful week of ministry to our families and their children. Cheryl and I will be teaching an Adult VBS using the same Scriptures that our children will be using! We have never done this before; needless to say we are looking forward to it! Plan now to join other families here at Grace Church for this unique ministry. Ask the Lord what you can do to help… there is a place for you!
Our Wednesday evening Prayer Meetings are moving forward. Presently around 40-50 people are praying weekly. Make plans to join these special times of fellowshipping with the Lord in prayer. Praying together builds relationships! Jesus taught His disciples to pray together! I am glad He did… we should do likewise! Acts 1:14 “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” Brothers and sisters, praying together is God’s way of bringing His people together. See you there… Wednesday’s at 6:30 pm! God bless you!