When my kids were little, I would wrestle them four-on-one. They would try to knock me over and dog-pile on me. I would try to grab all four of them at once. One by one, I’d secure a kid, until I could wrap my arms around all four for one, big, daddy hug. Today, my kids are too big for 4-on-1, and my arms are too short to wrap them all. But not so our God. God declares, “Is my arm too short to save?” Our heavenly Father’s love has a love with an incomparable length. He can wrap all of His children in His arms and hold onto them for eternity. You are secure in God’s embrace. No one can be snatched out of the Father’s hands. Dear friends, rest in that powerful love.
As 2022 draws to a close, I want to thank you for your partnership in the gospel. By God’s grace, our church holds to the gospel. By God’s grace, there is unity. By God’s grace, there is love. The Spirit has moved you to give of your time, talent, and treasure. Thank you for honoring your membership vows, for maintaining covenant with Christ and one another, and for worshipping among the saints at Cornerstone.
A few notes on end-of-the-year items:
#1: If you would still like to give to the work of Cornerstone under 2022, you need to make an online donation by the end of the day tomorrow. https://ccmarion.churchtrac.com/give
#2: This Sunday, January 1, we will gather for our Lord’s Day Worship Service, but there will be no 11AM Sunday School.
#3: Our 2023 Sunday School classes will relaunch on January 8th. For adults, we have a new doctrine class meeting in the sanctuary at 11AM. We have a smaller study on being a disciple-maker led by Pastor Gary. Anne Cunningham will continue to have a women’s Bible Study in Room 102 (studying Isaiah). Our PreK-12th grade classes will resume on January 8th as well.
#4: Please mark January 11th at 7PM as an important all-church gathering. We will pray together, worship together, and call out to our God together to bring in the new year. This will be held in our sanctuary.
I’m filled with gratitude to be a fellow servant of the LORD with you.