Grace Baptist Church -


November 2018

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
                                                     Proverbs 18:10

Dear Church Family,
Our world has seen a number of unspeakable tragedies this past year, the most recent being the senseless slaughter of people praying at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  These awful events remind us of the fallen condition of our mortal world, the depths of man’s sin, and the reality of violence against innocent people.  However, in all of these tragedies, one common thread must be obvious; our sovereign God is in control; He is enthroned, He is all knowing, all powerful, and He knows the end from the beginning.  Our memory verse for November is Proverbs 18:10:  “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”  All of the names of God in Scripture point to the greatness and the glory of the triune God, Who is enthroned forever.  When the inspired writer of Proverbs tells us that God’s name is a strong tower, he is saying that God’s name speaks of God’s fame, His strength, His power, His absolute authority in heaven and earth.   And we also read that the righteous, those who believe and trust and treasure God, run to Him in times of trouble and tragedy, and find safety and security.  Now that doesn’t mean that tragedy doesn’t affect us personally, or that we will never experience the horror and heartache that violent, senseless acts of evil people bring, but it means that God is our Refuge, our sure Hope, our Strength, and our Saviour.  No matter what happens in this mortal world, nothing can separate a Christian from the saving, securing love of God. 
So with these truths in mind, let’s be thankful people, who see and savor and share the glory of our great God.  Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we can give thanks, and share with others.  Sharing the love and faithfulness of the Lord will bring great joy!

Charles A. Whitney

708 Airline Road
Columbus, MS   39702
PH:  662-327-0075

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