Daily Focus, May 26, 2020

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

Daily Bible Reading: 2 Kings 1:1 – 2:25 (“And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.”  2 Thessalonians 2:15

Scroll down this page for a list of prayer requests.

Details Just Ahead: As we move closer to our target date of Sunday, June 7 for reopening our building for worship, you undoubtedly have questions.  In the next couple of days be watching for communications that will address some of these.  As always, the elders invite you to communicate with them; either send an email to elders@gracemine.org, or call any of them.  Keep our shepherds in your prayers as they make these consequential decisions.

Last Day For The Survey: To help us prepare for reopening our building to worship, we want to hear your input.  If you’ve not yet taken the brief survey, please do so by clicking hereToday is the last day the survey will be available.

Are Christians Crazy?  Some in the world think so because we claim to believe miracles that are recorded in the Bible.  In this four-minute video, Eric Lyons of Apologetics Press presents a well-reasoned statement of why belief in miracles makes perfect sense.  Take time to consider these ideas.

Remember These In Prayer:

Karen Stevens continues to receive hormone-blocking medications that are designed to attack the cancer in her body.  Pray for God to empower this approach, and to bring relief and strength to our sister.

Mary Lou Cooper continues to recover at home from recent radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  She has been dealing with a painful burn that resulted from these treatments, but recently was given a cream that is proving effective.  She appreciates the calls, cards, and prayers that have been sent.

Jerry Pierce continues to recover from recent surgery to implant a new heart pacemaker.  He reported Monday feeling good, but an adjustment will be made to the pacemaker next week to increase his heart rate.  Keep our brother in your prayers.

Georgie Roten is recovering from cataract surgery last week on her one good eye.  There is some pressure in that eye, and her vision is not yet where she wants it to be.  She will return to be evaluated on Friday.

Will Terry, 8-year-old son of former Central member Adam Terry and his wife Catherine, continues to show good progress as he recovers from serious head trauma and surgery.  He remains in the PICU at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, but there is talk of moving him to a regular room soon.  Continue to pray for God’s help with this young man.

Not Finished Yet!  *  “I am not a human being; I am a human becoming.”  (Author unknown)  *  “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”  (2 Corinthians 3:18)