‘Stayin Alive’


I am writing today from the waiting room at the Sky Ridge Medical
Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Nancy is down the hall from me
getting a new right knee, compliments of Dr. Xenos, Medicare, and
the provision of our Lord.* Nancy and I reminisce sometimes how, if
we had lived just 80-100 years earlier, we would probably both be
with the Lord at this time in our lives. The advancement of medical
technology and treatment allows us to receive life-sustaining care
impossible just a century ago. But here we are in such a time as this.
And, through God’s perfect plan and purpose, we are, ‘Stayin’ Alive’.
When we reflect on our call to ministry, we also see God’s purpose for
our calling. Throughout scripture we see the hand of God’s blessings
for the people and plans of His work. When Joshua and Caleb
responded in faith as they ‘spied out’ the promised land, God declared
these faithful men would inherit the land – not the unfaithful Israelites
who wanted to return to Egypt. The book of Joshua is God’s account
of Israel’s possession and settling of the Promised Land. In chapter
14, Caleb comes to Joshua and requests the hill country of Hebron as
his inheritance. Caleb gives glory to God’s provision, “Now behold, the
Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the
time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the
wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today. I am still
as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was
then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.
Joshua 14:10-11

God provided for the faithful and obedient Israelites. Just as wonderful are God’s blessings for His people today.
His Word declares that “He is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the
power that works within us.” (Eph. 3:20) Thank you for your prayers and support for the ministry of RSBCE as God
continues to work His perfect plan. God is doing amazing things with His power through faithful people such as you!

*Update: It is now four days later… Nancy is home and doing well. PTL!

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