“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator”. 1 Peter 4:19
The more one ponders these words, the more wonderful they appear! That God is faithful is as clear as noonday. He is faithful in the return of the seasons and the orbit-order of the stars; faithful in holding back the flood, that it should not overflow the world and destroy the homes of men; faithful to every living creature that He has made, providing for its exact sustenance. Even the odd sparrow, which Christ must have seen thrown in by the dealer, when His mother bought four others, does not fall to the ground without His notice. God is the Faithful Creator in the heavens above and in the earth beneath. We are not surprised, therefore, to find His faithfulness the theme of Holy Writ; but why does Peter lay emphasis on His faithfulness as Creator, when ministering to the special circumstances of suffering believers? Is not this the reason? We are apt to concentrate our thoughts on the Birth, the Cross, the Grave, the Intercession of our Lord, and to forget that behind all these, deep in the nature of God—the Almighty Creator—there are ever-welling fountains of faithfulness, love, and tenderness. We are summoned to go back beyond the story of Redemption to the infinite silence of Eternity, when each of us was a distinct thought in the mind of God. In His book, all our members were written, when as yet there was none of them.
Whether we have realised that eternal purpose is open to serious questioning, but everyone of us has a right to look into the face of God, and say “Thine hands have made me, and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn Thy commandments.” We may not question God’s dealings with us. They are immutably wise and right. But we may claim that in some way He should make good our deficiencies, so that though sorrowful, we should be always rejoicing; though poor we should make many rich; though having nothing, we should scatter our wealth, as though possessing all things. There is no reason why our life should be a failure, no reason why we should not minister richly to others, no reason why, by His grace, we should not be more than conquerors! We may humbly make this claim on the Almighty Creator, and He will not allow His faithfulness to fail! – F. B. Meyer
Every 3 months, we will be having an extended prayer time on the second Lord’s Day of the month, starting next Sunday, March 8th at 5:00p.m. These will be special seasons of prayer for our congregation. Please plan to set this time aside to seek the Lord together!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS
March 8th, 2020
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Minister – REV. GEOFF BANISTER
Associate Minister – REV. RON BARNES
Please pray for the elderly folk in the Indianapolis church. The church thanks the Lord for the new job Ron Barnes took recently. He has gone back to work with the company he used to work for before he left for Prince George. With his new hours he will be able to be much more involved in the church prayer meeting.
Please pray that the Lord will help the church plan more outreach efforts in this year. Pray above all else that the Lord will empower the preaching of His Word.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Pamela (Rajani Devapran’s mother), Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders, Peter Slade, Kim Wagner and Elise Vautour.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Grace Saunders, Maria Santos, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson.