Tuesday, February 16, 2010
We had amazing sermons from Guy Richard and Jonathan Craig during worship Sunday.
We sang the hymn "Let us Love and Sing and Wonder" I was blown away by the simple power in the words of this hymn by John Newton.
Let us love the Lord who bought us; pitied us when enemies,
called us by his grace, and taught us, gave us ears and gave us eyes:
he has washed us with his blood, he presents our souls to God (v.2)
Let us wonder; grace and justice join and point to mercy's store;
when through grace in Christ our trust is, justice smiles and asks no more:
he who washed us with his blood has secured our way to God (v.4)
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood. . .
to him be glory and power for ever and ever!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Josiah Hudson Lewis
January 5, 2010
Juliana and I are so excited (and very late) to announce the birth of our fourth child.
He is truly a blessing and we are so thankful for him.
His body is growing strong, but our prayer is that he will follow after his namesake,
King Josiah from the Old Testament
"who turned to the LORD as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength"
II Kings 23:25
The kids and I had a great time in Jackson on the weekend of the 7th. God, in His sovereignty gave me a great time to reconnect with old friends and to share a little about what God is doing in our lives. I am always astounded at how God works things so perfectly.
Our purpose in going to Jackson was to speak at Covenant Pres. and Trinity Pres. Both of these churches have had a major impact on my life. I had an opportunity to share with a Sunday School class and the missions committee at Covenant as well as a Missions Prayer Time at Trinity. It was really good to be back at both churches and to see so many loved ones. It even happened to be National Scouting Day at Covenant where I attained Eagle Scout almost fifteen years ago. The Missions Committee really rolled out the red carpet for me by providing lunch and an opportunity to share with them everything that God has been doing to lead us to Peru. After sharing with the saints at Trinity Pres. and being prayed for by them, I was off to my parents to watch the Saints crush the Colts in the Super Bowl. Prefect ending to a wonderful weekend.
I am continually amazed at God's goodness and sovereign control over all of our goings and comings! I am confident that He will bring us to Peru when the time is right. He has worked and is working to provide for our needs. Praise be to God!