Daily Focus, February 7, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: John 6:1-71 (“Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:24

Remember These In Prayer:

Lucy Hagerty is recovering at Franklin Woods Hospital following surgery on Wednesday to clean the place on her leg where the infection has been.  Another procedure will be done in a couple of weeks.  She will remain hospitalized for another couple of days, and then be moved to a skilled nursing facility for rehab.

Hope Camper underwent a surgical procedure Wednesday evening in Bristol, and came through it well.  She was supposed to be discharged later in the evening to go home if all continued to go well.  Kacey Jackson, Hope’s mother, asks for her continued recovery.

Joshua Jenkins, son of Tammy and Chuck, is very sick with the flu and pneumonia.  Our prayers for his recovery have been requested.

Glenda Haynie escaped harm Monday evening when a fire broke out at her home in Elizabethton.  She thankfully has a good insurance policy, and cleaning and repairs will be done, but she will be displaced for 4-6 weeks.  She is presently staying with her daughter Angie, who lives in Gray, and may go to stay with her son in North Carolina next week.  Ask the Lord to bless our sister with peace and with all that she will need.

A New Birth!Meilani Giselle Jones was born on January 30, the firstborn of Latravia Howard.  Meilani weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and both mother and daughter are doing well, according to Shannon and Brian Ketchem.  Tra (the name by which Latravia is known) is a pharmacy student, and was baptized by Brian last August.  A card shower is being given for those who would like to help Tra and her new daughter.  The deadline for those cards has been extended to next Wednesday, February 13.  Pray that Meilani and Tra will both be blessed richly.

Can You Help?  If any of our sisters can stay with or at least visit with Lucy Hagerty while she is hospitalized, she is in room 2038 at Franklin Woods Hospital.  Call Arlene Kellum if you can stay with her for a few hours.

Digging Deeper, the ladies Bible study group, will meet this Sunday at 4:00 downstairs.  Call Debbie Ingram if you have any questions.

Why People Suffer is a question many people ask.  This evening at 8:00 you can watch a live discussion of “Why Do People Suffer?” by sound Christian scholars.  Click here to go to Gospel Broadcasting Network’s site, and get the Bible’s answers.  Tell others to tune in, too.

A Night Out?  This Friday and Saturday evenings Brenna Williams will be part of the ETSU Opera Group performing “Dido and Aeneas” at the King Center in downtown Johnson City.  To learn more details, click on this link.

God’s Broadcasting Station:  *  “I like to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”  (George Washington Carver)  *  “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.”  (Psalm 19:1-3)