Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Years ago, I discovered a quality of adult life that I realized robbed me of a certain measure of peace. The inability to focus on today.
You may know what I mean. Life is so full of rigorous activity: work, school, doctor’s appointments, deadlines, that it can be hard to focus on just today because there is so much to do! We scurry from one thing to the next, since there’s always more to do. Once one task is accomplished, we must then think about the next one. It all just seems so overwhelming.
A new church year is upon us. As we transition to August and the eventual start of a new year of service, perhaps we find ourselves looking ahead while noting all that has to be done before the year’s end.
And that’s why we need to celebrate.
Look at all we have to be thankful for. This year saw the return of our Youth Basketball program. We were able to resume the Spring Bazaar and Vacation Bible School. Our youth recently reported on their mission efforts in Joplin and announced the establishment of a brand new ministry in our partnership with Abide. We have been able to help a partner congregation with Amanah AME Zion. Our ministry efforts continue with organizations like Backpack Buddies, DreamCoat, and Community Helpers. The Family Fun Night had its second annual showcase of missions and outreach opportunities. The Children’s Ministry has been rejuvenated with the establishment of Treehouse Kids. The list could go on and on, and sincere apologies if I inadvertently overlooked someone.
I hope you see what I mean, though. God has blessed KBC so richly in these past several months that before we move on to the new church year on the horizon, let’s pause and celebrate all that God has done for us to this point. Let’s celebrate the good times, and know that there will be more.
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Knightdale, NC 27545