Dear Church Family,
We're beginning to enjoy another splendid autumn display of yellow, red, and orange leaves. I hope you'll get a good look at it! And I hope we'll all profit from a lesson it teaches.
Leaves use the chemical chlorophyll to transform sunlight into food. Chlorophyll keeps the leaves green all summer. Then fall weather causes the chlorophyll to break down and the green color fades away to reveal other colors that have been in the leaves all along.
Just as fall brings out the hidden color in the leaves, there will be a time when God reveals what's inside our hearts. "The quality of each person's work will be seen when the Day of Christ exposes it. For on that Day fire will reveal everyone's work; the fire will test it and show its real quality.” 1 Corinthians 3:13. The Day of Christ refers to the end of time when the world as we know it will give way to the next season in God's plan. The world is a mess, but God will put things right at the designated time. He will judge sin and reward righteous deeds, including things done without anyone being aware. Let's live with this end in sight. Let's kneel before Jesus for the forgiveness and mercy that we need and He offers; and let's walk with Him to be part of what He's doing day by day.
For safety's sake, we now have three worship services - at 8:30 and 10:00 Sunday mornings and 6:30 Thursday evenings. This fall we're talking about powerful ways God works in our lives when we let Him. This month we'll look at The Power of... Surrender, Praise, Encouragement, and Faithfulness. Come when you can, or watch services on our website (www.cranechapel.org), on YouTube, or on DVD. God bless you real, real good!