Pastor’s Notes



As you have heard me say many times before, not all things are as they seem. Someone mentioned to me that we don’t have as much snow as we used to around here and I think that is true. However, what this person forgot was when we are making our judgment on how deep the snow is we were probably about five years old and not much taller than three feet. So a foot of snow would seem a whole lot deeper than when you are six or even five feet tall. Growing up in New Jersey we got a bit more snow than here in Central Virginia but not significantly more. I remember when I was about five years old and we’d get a foot of snow my mom would bundle me up in these woolen leggings with a strap that came across your foot to keep them from sliding up and a big coat and a hat with earmuffs and gloves and then we had to walk to kindergarten. Yes we would have school. But the snow was a third of the way up your body because I was only three feet tall. So the snow was up over my knees. I measured how high that would be at six feet tall which is what I am today and that was around twenty four inches. So when we think back to those early days it seemed like a lot more snow.

Some things in life aren’t as they seem. Sometimes God seems far, far away and we wonder what happened to Him. In actuality, God never leaves us. Hebrews 13:5-6 For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?” NKJV It is such a great assurance knowing God has promised, though things are not always as they seem, that He is always there for me and the Holy Spirit dwells within me to guide me, to teach me, to intercede for me, and to comfort me. God is there for you too if you have yielded your life to Him.


Charlene and Pastor Ted