Over the Horizon

I’m finally at a place in this COVID nightmare that I can see over the horizon of what is next.  I have regained energy, have no fevers, a minimal cough, which at this point may be related to the cold, and I am able to eat without stomach issues and I actually get hungry!  God is to be praised and glorified for His healing, and His constant presence.  As my wife often says He is faithful.  Like I said I can see over the horizon and it looks brighter and more hopeful.  So, thank you church family for your prayers, support, and encouragement.

There is yet a greater horizon that I long to look into and yet I am not able.  Of course, that may not be my option, because it has to do with God’s people and His church.  I am concerned for us and what the ministry and growth of the church will be like.  The year has already seemed to be so disjointed and disconnected, and it seems that the enemy has used the pandemic to cause uncertainty, perplexity, and stresses on the church.  The people who hold dear to Jesus and His truth have often been separated and isolated which makes it much easier for the devil to cause doubt and despair.  But now more than ever we must reach more deeply into the grace of God through intensified prayer and seek His bountiful love and provision in the wisdom that only He can give in order to be dynamically alive, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and even physically.  For life is in Jesus, and He came to give life and life more abundant!

“A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

I have come so that they might have life and have it in abundance.”

John 10:10


What a beautiful and encouragement from Jesus our Lord and Savior.  This is our anchor that must hold the ship in the in the storm.  It is secure, it is trustworthy, because it is anchored in God, and His truth.  I may not be able to see over this particular horizon, that of the future of the church, but I can anchor in Jesus and know with confidence I can have peace and joy because in Matthew 6:34, Jesus reminds us;

“Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow,

because tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.”


Giving thanks to God for being able to see over the horizon that He gives eyes to see, and with a heart of hope and trust, I will leave the next horizon to Him!