May 2020 Newsletter
Dear Emmaus Community-
Here we are a week into May and we have survived a lot of unchartered waters. We are living with many new social behaviors and phrases- such as “social distancing”, “shelter in place”, “face coverings” and “new normal”. Closings of schools, restaurants, churches and many other businesses and facilities have impacted our lives and families. So many changes!
All except one: our God never changes! (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8) According to Psalms 139:16 (NIV) “Your (God’s) eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” When we were in the womb God knew these days would be in our lifetimes. He wired in us everything we would need to live them.
My greatest fear is that my eyes would be on what is happening so much- that I would forget to look to Jesus. Peter did that in Matthew 14:29-30 and we all know that when he took his eyes off Jesus and put them on the storm he began to sink.
God is our source! He uses many different conduits to provide our needs but He is the supplier.
In these days when so much is shutdown and closed- the THRONE IS OPEN! God is not social distancing. He calls us to come close. When we pray it is impossible for nothing to happen! That assurance comes from His word Luke 11:9 and Matthew 7:7. The prayers of a righteous man avail much! James 5:16
We as the Body of Christ –through prayer led by the Holy Spirit can make a difference for our whole nation!
We- the Emmaus board ask for your prayers for us in the days to come for wisdom in decision making. The May gathering has been cancelled but we are waiting and watching to determine where the process is at for future gatherings.
We are not doing away with the reunions of Women’s Walk #109 and Men’s Walk #82. We will have both of these reunions the next time we have a gathering.
Please stay connected through the media of your choice. In this time when it can be tempting to binge watch movies and programs, make sure you feed your spirit. Psalms 119:165 states that –Great peace have those who love Your law…
Now more than ever may we cry out- Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful…
DeColores- Roxie Craig –Board chairman