As 2016 comes to a close, let us spend some time amidst the festivities to reflect upon this special year.
In Providence, we received precious words daily. The most important are the sunday messages which Pastor Jung Myung Seok writes after deep prayer, and usually after taking action or receiving inspirations.
Week after week, these messages become the bread for our spirits and the light upon our path. We give thanks to the Trinity for these precious words.
2016 was the year of education and raising the level. We hope that all of us indeed learned a lot through the numerous words of education, and raised our levels in various ways in the Lord’s Will.
And here it is… after more than 12hours of video editing, and a year of writing the word… the 2016 Video recollecting the year’s words!
It has been a week after America celebrated the big Thanksgiving Day. Many families feasted: turkey, ham, stuffings. You name it.
But what is the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day?
Puritans who settled in America gave thanks to God for their newfound nationhood. They survived crossing the Atlantic ocean and the onslaught of their colonial masters. America’s founding fathers built churches before their own homes. To give thanks to God, the Washington Memorial in America’s capital was built, and still stands, as the highest structure. The eastern face on top of the Washington Memorial is inscribed “Laus Deos,” which is Latin for “Give Praise to God.” These words were deliberately inscribed on the eastern face and at the highest point of the capital of America so that the first rays of the rising sun everyday would light up the words “Laus Deos.” On behalf of all of America, giving glory to God.
Have we inscribed thanksgiving to God into our everyday lives? Do we truly give thanks in all circumstances? (1 Thes 5:18)
In order to truly live a daily life of thanksgiving, just like how America’s forefathers inscribed “Laus Deos” on the Washington Memorial, we must inscribe God’s eternal words into our hearts. Jesus the Messiah said that, “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my Words will never pass away.” (Matt 24:35)
May we stand tall as an eternal pillar in the kingdom of heaven – inscribed with God’s eternal truth, shining as a lamp upon all nations.
Do you face difficult circumstances that may seem impossible to overcome? Make God your shepherd and He will surely lead you to quiet waters and refresh your soul. (Psalms 23)
Pastor Jung Myung Seok describes his experience in Vietnam War and how God led him through the darkest valleys like walking on a single log bridge over treacherous waters. A message that is bound to inspire you! –