What’s interesting is how the church blog has been so quiet and only been subject to announcements and updates of our worship whereabouts. Please forgive us for the lack of blog updates!
I’ve been reflecting on the purpose of blogging, journalling, sharing on reflections–and I think the positives outweigh the negatives by far. Sure, tracking things can seem tiresome, and require so much effort. But I think in the long run, it’s so good reading back on how God has answered prayer, or given you insight into something that the future you will thank the past you for.
This year has been a rollercoaster of a ride, individually and collectively as a church and even globally. I shan’t bore you with a list of all the things that happened this year…
But one thing does remain: we have a God who is constant through the trial and the storms. He is with us. He is Lord and there is nothing impossible with Him. We just need to trust that God is refining our characters–chipping away all the rough edges, perfecting us and making us more and more like his son. And this long-term goal makes the short term pain more bearable.
What’s encouraging is that God is faithful everyday. His mercies are new every morning. And so tomorrow morning, as we start a new day, a new year of 2017–may these things sink in. May we keep pressing on with the Lord.
ps. we’re meeting at BCEC Central tomorrow for our first 2017 worship service. For our very first BCEC Oikos service: a service for all ages–adults, students, teens, kids and the like. It’ll be fun. And it’ll be interactive. And it’ll be cosy. If you’re homebound or away, you can click here to watch our Facebook live video.