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The Pastor's Corner - 09.25.2016

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Psalm 119:126 "It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law."

In this verse, and others in this longest of the Psalms, the Psalmist lets us in on something that breaks his heart, and causes him to cry out, "LORD, it's time for thee to work!" And that thing is: "They have made void thy law." The Psalmist just can't stand the fact that God's law has been made void, and, as yet, God has done nothing about it.

Many times, in these recent days, we feel the same way. Why does God allow puny man to flaunt himself against God with no retribution? God has already set a law in motion that takes care of the situation. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." There will be a harvest to those who set aside God's law and order. God will do His will in His time.

Let us see to it that our own harvest will be a good one.

- Rollin Mitchell

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The Pastor's Corner - 09.18.2016

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Psalm 116:6. "...I was brought low, and He helped me."

In this verse, being brought low denotes feebleness, being emptied out, having become dry, or to be made thin. How many times are we made aware of our feebleness or our inability to go forward with our situation? We feel we have given out and not replenished. We need something fresh from the Lord to help us make it through. The good news is the Psalmist said, "He helped me."

He will help you through your feeble hours. When you are empty, you are a candidate to be filled. Look ahead - your Helper is on the way!

- Rollin Mitchell

The Pastor's Corner - 09.11.2016

Psalm 56:8 "...put thou my tears into thy bottle... Are they not in thy book?"

In this Psalm, we find the writer in a time of great anguish. In those days, the practice of collecting tears into little thin glass bottles, known as lachrymatories was common. Many of these have been found in burial sites. Of course, they are now empty, as the tears have dried up. People also collected tears in this manner to remind them of other sorrow filled days over various things in life. The psalmist is here asking God to take note of his sorrow, by collecting his many tears. In at least one place in the Word, the writer says his tears have become a fountain, which would take many large bottles to hold the tears. The thought of the desire that his tears be collected by God, and the knowledge that what has happened, is written in God's book, helps him to feel God is attentive to his situation, and an attentive God will come to his aid in pity and love.

Remember what a Band-Aid will do for a crying child. The child dries his tears, and with assurance that he is loved, goes on his way. We also need the assurance of an ever attentive God, and his attention in our hour of trouble makes everything better.

- Rollin Mitchell