2019 Christmas Message
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O LORD God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?”
1 Chronicles 17:16
How quickly the years pass as now we find ourselves on the precipice of yet another decade. The year 2020 is just around the corner and we step closer to the coming of the Lord. Years ago, at a time of great revival and spiritual devotion, King David decided he wanted to build God a house in thanksgiving for all He had done for him and for the nation. Hearing of it, the prophet Nathan initially encouraged David but was told that night by the Lord that David could not be allowed to build it since he was a man of war. Yet the prophet had glorious news from the Lord as well: “You shall not build a house for Me, but here is what I am planning to do for you.” God then went on to review David’s humble beginnings, spoke of his current place as king, and promised him a future that included the Messiah coming forth through his lineage. It wiped King David out and he quickly went to sit before the Lord proclaiming: “Who am I, O LORD God and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” (1 Chronicles 17:16).
This Christmas season we too look back with awe and amazement at God’s continuing work here at Morningstar the past 35 years. The growth God has brought, the lives that continue to be changed, the mission fields far and near filled with laborers, and even now a need for a larger facility that our God is providing. Thank you Jesus for coming to save us and offering life to all who call upon Your name. May our message this Christmas overflow with the love for our Savior and may His goodness leave us bowing before Him in awe and love.
Pastor Jack Abeelen