In looking on my local news channel for the “Closings & Delays” list tonight, I was both saddened & challenged at the very same time. This list contains a bucket load of churches in the NNY area that have canceled Sunday services tomorrow, which is completely “understandable”… due to the weather.
The Sunday before Christmas is traditionally thought of as the Christmas Service where friends & family, including many who may not see the inside of a church at other times, gather to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, [or go at the very least, to appease their family members]. So what to do for those “C” & E’s [Christmas & Easter only attendees]? How will they celebrate with, focus on, and hear about Jesus if there is no way or no one to share the true message, meaning, and reason for the season with them?
So I share with you all now, a familiar way that I [& my children] go to church on Sundays, when there is no other way to get there…
http://newlifenny.churchonline.org/ ~ New Life Christian Church and iCampus Services at 8:30AM, 9:45AM, 11:15AM, & 12:30PM. See you there! 😉
#NNYICESTORM UPDATE for Sunday, December 22, 2013…
From Watertown Newzjunky… “The State of Emergency for Jefferson County will be in effect until further notice. Due to the nature of this weather emergency we are unable to predict the duration of this emergency. Please remember that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory. Please watch the Jefferson County NY Fire & Emergency Management Facebook page for the most up to date information. #JEFFEOC#NNYICESTORM “
From Pastor Kirk Gilchrist at New Life Christian Church:
“We are canceled today as there is a “no travel” advisory by the Jefferson County Sheriff. Please be safe out there.We will have our CHRISTMAS SERVICE on Christmas Eve at 5 P.M.”
JESUS still reigns, regardless of the weather!!! Let’s all pray for His power! 😎
GOD BLESS YOU ALL & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ♥
Thoughts that came to me this morning as I started a post titled “The Evidence of You”, nestles in nicely here…
“The wise men saw great signs from above but needed to follow the lead set before them; to see the evidence of all that the prophets told of the coming Messiah… for themselves. The shepherds heard the angel from on high and quickly advanced toward the great blessing of seeing and meeting with their Savior who has now come into the world; born in a stable, a place that’s both accessible and approachable to all, including them… and to them first.”
“And even me Lord, who has believed by faith, but over and over, still needs to see You, hear You, feel You, know You, and often with just You… for myself.”
So I ask… “Lord, isn’t this the ultimate goal, that from the beginning to our very end, that the evidence of You be seen and found, and especially… for all to see?”
See Jesus for yourself… this Christmas.
#NNYIceStorm 2013 pics…
Up Close & Personal!
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately… When all the others slip away or depart, all the things [that we take for granted] are stripped from us, and the “Help” we’ve grown to rely on can’t get to us~ “What then?” I believe, that it is in these times, that our focus and attention are that much clearer, perspective is changed for the better… to the people and things that matter most. God! Family! Country! And today, this includes my
“GOD BLESS us everyone!!!” [He’s still on top of all this & He
doesn’t slip.] 😎