RELIGION COLUMN: He makes all things work

Published 2:33 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014

By Emily Agee

“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. These are the feats of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. And the Lord spake unto Moses saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, when ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest, thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an be lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord” (Leviticus 23:1-12).

Thought for the week: ‘My Father Cares’

“My Father cares, he cares for me, Should I then ever careful be! What if the way to me looks dark, Has it not all by him been marked? And will in it, what e’er it be? He knows my weakness, knows my need, Knows all my longings and desires, Oh, yes, he knows, but more he cares. He cares, God cares. How grand the thought In all my life that there is not One detail not observed by him! Surely my cup o’er flows the brim, Goodness and mercy, all my days, Shall follow me, to him be praise! He makes all things work for my good, Oh, may I trust him as I should! My Father knows, he loves, he cares. My Father hears and answers prayers, Though iron gates my way doth block, At his command, it will unlock. No matter what my sight may dim, I always have recourse to him. And, with him, all my care will cease, And he will fill me with his peace, And conscious knowledge of his love, Which day to day, to me he’ll prove. My wants I will make known in prayer, Then trust a loving father’s care. His power, so great, his love, so strong, Will fill my soul with endless song.”


Valentine’s Skate Night sponsored by Pleasant Hill Youth Ministry at Clanton Southern Skating Rink will be held Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m. This event is sponsored for the youth to go to Orlando. The charge is $10 at the door. Food will be served. If you don’t want to skate, the charge will be $5 for food. Children under 5 years must be with a parent or adult. For more information, contact: Sis. Deveron Clay Laster, youth director.

Our sympathy goes out ot the family of Jerold DeJarnett in their time of bereavement. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church in Verbena. Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.

On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: James Singleterry, Martha Binion, Robertha Lee, Minnie Avery, Dorothy Sims, Lee Anna Worthey, Harold Frazier and Sam and Vivian Hicks.

—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.