Daily Focus, May 27, 2020

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

Daily Bible Reading: 2 Kings 3:1 – 4:44 (“And when he had lifted him and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died.”)

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.

Bible Study This Evening: We urge you to join us online this evening for a time of Bible study.  Children’s classes will begin at 6:15; a devotional will take place at 7:00; and teen and adult Bible classes will begin at 7:15.  An email will be sent out this afternoon with all the details and links to get you connected.

A New Series Of Videos: Beginning today you’ll receive an additional email each day with a link to a video pointing to our reopening of the building on June 7.  Each of these will have information we believe you need.  As with the other videos, these will be archived at our YouTube Channel, which you’ll find here.

In Our Backyard: We are blessed to live in the Appalachian forests, and one reason to count that a blessing is the profusion of wildflowers.  In the video you’ll find at this site, numerous beauties from the nearby Horse Creek area of Greene County are featured.  Enjoy this display of natural beauty, and then go out and discover for yourself!

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.

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.

Jade Vance, daughter of Stephanie and Isaac Vance, continues to have pain in the leg from which a large blood clot was recently removed.  Doctors are working to find the cause of this pain, as Jade is working with physical therapists to build up her strength.  Dean Neal, her grandmother, asks for our prayers that help can be given.

Will Terry, 8-year-old son of former Central member Adam Terry and his wife Catherine, is making good progress in his recovery from head trauma and subsequent brain surgery.  On Tuesday he showed excellent response to commands to turn his head, his eyes, etc., and was awake much of the time.  There is a good possibility he will be moved today out of PICU into a regular room at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
A Little More:  *  “Do a little more than you’re paid to.  Give a little more than you have to.  Try a little harder than you want to.  Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.”  (Art Linkletter)  *  “And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”  (Matthew 5:40-42)