I don’t know about you, but I was crushed by the colossal collapse of the Atlanta Falcons a couple of weeks ago. I wrote on my Facebook wall, “Devastating.” (If you don’t know what I am referring to, the Atlanta Falcons gave up a 25-point lead in the Super bowl and lost in overtime.) From my perspective it was just that, devastating. It wasn’t the same way for everyone else though. My family, for instance, all pull for the Saints and they were, for the most part, disappointed in the result but thrilled to have seen such a good game. I have an aunt who pulls for the Patriots and she was ecstatic. She thought it was the best game she had ever seen!
In this edition of the newsletter there are many “wish list items” for the church. A few of these I added because I have heard church members mention they wished we could have this item, for instance the chairs in the Family Life Center and the Hearing Assistance Devices for the 11 AM worship service. The rest of these items the staff has offered up because we are dreaming about the future of the church. Each of these items plays a part in bringing together some piece of that dream. If you have a question about any of the items, any of the staff members would love to share their vision for the list items use.
It is my hope and the hope of the staff that God will work in the hearts of some of you reading this newsletter article today to make a way for many of these wish list items to become a reality. In fact, while I’m dreaming and wishing, I hope all of these and more make there way into the church so we can do our best work to grow for the Kingdom of God.
From my perspective, this is an exciting time to be at Royston Baptist and I can’t wait to see what the following days bring. Are you wishing? Do you have a dream for the church? Be praying about it! Be bold enough to ask. We know from Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”