RELIGION COLUMN: God mends usBy Staff Reports Published 6:09pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Emily Agee
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he in good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever. I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and has become my salvation.” (Psalms 118:1–14)
Thought for the week: “God Mends”
“A new day, like the breath of spring yet, troubled is my heart, while joy too quickly comes and goes my sorrows ne’er depart. I take this broken soul of mine and hand it to our Lord, believing in his love divine and trusting every word. He comforts and consoles me and gives me strength anew, as he gathers all the fragments for there’s nothing he can’t do. He gladly holds each fragile piece and gently mends my soul, he will not hand it back to me until he’s made it whole. Now, even when the skies turn black and smiles seem too few, with faith, I’ll see the sun again, with God I’ll make it through.”
Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church would like to invite you to their worship services on Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible study is each Thursday at 6 p.m., and youth Sunday is every second Sunday. Reginald Caver is pastor. The church is located at 710 Second Ave. N. in Clanton near Jones Seed and Feed Store, down from Peoples Southern Bank. Come and worship with them in the name of Jesus and expect a miracle and blessing in your life.
On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: Anita Nunn, James Singleterry, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Willie McGee, Harold Frazier, Evelyn Austin, Rena Dickerson, Roberta Lee and Dorothy Sims. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in his care is our prayer.
—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.