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December 13, 2013 / Pastor George Fike

Still Believe

I STILL believe…An Etchings App Photo

               In the end it will be OK…

                              If it’s not OK…

                                             It’s NOT the end.

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I believe in the sun even when it isn’t shining.

       I believe in love even when I do not feel it.

…                    I believe in God even when he is silent.

These words were found scrawled on a cellar wall where
Jews had hidden in World War II in Cologne, Germany

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Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
    and the strawberries don’t ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
    and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
    and the cattle barns empty,
I’m singing joyful praise to God.
    I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
    I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
    I feel like I’m king of the mountain!

Habakkuk 3:17-19, The Message

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THE KING: “I will give you one more chance to bow down… But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?”

THE SAINTS: “… We do not need to defend ourselves before you.  If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.  But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods…”

from DANIEL 3:15-18

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I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:3-5)

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Sometimes I just need a refresher on the big picture.  This life is just a dot in eternity. In Christ, everything is YES.  It will be alright.  The gift I anticipated WILL be under the tree.  BE ENCOURAGED.  He will never leave you or forsake you.  Sometimes we just need to be reminded.


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