Tom’s Midweek Greeting
Crossroads Community Church
June 19, 2019
What is God like? That’s what we’re considering together on Sunday mornings during June and July.
All around us, God is telling us things about himself.
Are you aware that the earth weighs approximately 6600 quintillion tons (6600 with an additional 18 zeroes)? To convert to pounds, you must also multiply that number by 2000.
So the earth is huge in contrast to you and me, but in comparison with the sun it’s very small. You would need 1.3 million earths to match the volume of the sun.
The sun is enormous, yet it’s one of the smallest stars in our galaxy. Another star, Antares, is so gigantic it occupies 90 million times as much space as our sun. Yet, in spite of its great size, Antares is only one of approximately 100 billion stars in our galaxy.
Why so big? Why so much?
Could it be that God has created such a vast universe to tell us something about himself? … and something about the depth of his love for you ?
David wrote in Psalm 8, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have ordained, what is man that you take thought of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”
What a big God we have! What a loving God we have! What a personal God we have! George Washington Carver, a man of science and faith, who developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato, wrote the following: “As a very small boy exploring the almost virgin woods of the old Carver place, I had the impression someone had just been there ahead of me. Things were so orderly, so clean, so harmoniously beautiful. A few years later in this same woods I was to understand the meaning of this boyish impression, because I was practically overwhelmed with the sense of some Great Presence. Not only had someone been there; someone was there.”
This Sunday we will consider God’s attribute of holiness. God is holy. What does that mean? And what does it matter? Hope to see you Sunday at 10 at the Y!
Going On at Crossroads
Youth Movie Night Tonight
All middle school and high school students are invited to the Rodriguez home tonight, **contact us for location**, for fun with friends, and a movie at the Hillbilly Drive-In. Come for some summertime fun!
Drop by my house tomorrow between 4:00 and 5:00 for prayer. Come when you can; leave when you need to. Several of us are gathering to pray for each other, for Crossroads, and for other needs. We’ll meet on my front porch!
If you are currently involved in worship/music at Crossroads on Sunday mornings, we’re going to meet on Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 pm, at the Rea home for some discussion, planning, and building up our church as a worshiping church!
Next Men’s Fellowship & Discipleship
Men, we’ll meet again for discipleship and fellowship on Monday, July 17, 6:30 pm, at Precision Coffee. We’ll be starting a new book in our 10 Steps Discipleship Series, so it’s a great time to join the group!
A.W. Tozer on Knowing God
In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) writes the following about God’s perfect wisdom. It also speaks to his holiness, the subject of our worship this coming Sunday.
“All God’s acts are done in perfect wisdom, for for his own glory, and then for the highest good of the greatest number for the longest time. And all his acts are as pure as they are wise, and as good as they are wise and pure. Not only could his acts not be better done: a better way to do them could not even be imagined.”
I love that thought! It should encourage our willingness to trust God. As we consider all that’s happening in our lives and in the world, no one could direct affairs better than God already does. In fact, a better way of doing things (in your life and mine) could not even be thought of! Wow!
See you this Sunday!