November 2017  
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It’s official – fall is here! I was talking to my U. S. Postal service letter carrier, and he doesn’t really care for the weather change. He would like to be able to wear shorts all year long. We wouldn’t be in Missouri if we were able to do that. I love the four seasons. They remind me of God’s wisdom in creating such a perfectly detailed creation. It is amazing to consider all the beauty we see in our world. I don’t really like spiders, but it is amazing to see a spider web covered in the morning dew. I was recently walking through a wooded area and stopped several times to observe with amazement the beauty in creating a web – especially since I didn’t walk into it. How does the spider do it? I am sure an entomologist would gladly explain how it is done. My focus was not so much on the amazement of the spider’s handy work, but on God’s handy work in taking time to create the small things in this – beyond our imagination – universe. It reminds me that God cares about each and every one of us. Because He cares for every person on this earth, we are to be instruments to communicate that God is interested in them – He loves all! Let me offer this challenge – have at least one gospel conversation a week with people God puts in your path. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures – He was buried – He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-6). The challenge is simply to weave into your conversations this truth of the gospel. Then, watch what the Holy Spirit will do with our obedience!

Pursuing Him,

Pastor Doug i