When I consider the conversations that I have had with people this week, I am mindful that it has been a week of tension and strain. People are stressed over issues related to health, marriage, church, school, finances, employment, parenting and the city of Hong Kong. I am so grateful that God knows and sees it all and that He is for us, not against us. The Psalmist, in Psalm 46, says it well.
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Join us this Sunday for a light lunch held at 12:30PM, as we give thanks to Anto and Jess Ficatier for their ministry with us and to us at Union Church. If you would like to contribute to a love gift for them a box will be available until June 30th (please make cheques payable to Union Church and write Anto Love Gift on the back). Additionally, this Sunday we will take up an offering for our Family in Need ministry. See below for more details.
May we be blessed knowing that God is for us,