Thoughts from Brian
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In this time before we will leave for the mission field, I have found myself in need of a job and place to live. The people at Hurley United Methodist Church in Hurley MS, have generously offered us a house for the price of paying the electricity bill. Thank you Hurley UMC for this act of love and hospitality!
They call this home “The Genesis House.” The word “genesis” means beginning and this whole journey into the mission field thus far seems like a new beginning for me. The inside of the Genesis house looks just like the house we lived in after I graduated nursing school. Then we only had two kids, as Ethan and Noah were born while we lived in the “little red house.” In a month, Ethan and Noah will move off to college and we will be left with just two kids (Isaiah and Lydia) once again. Then, I was working as a registered nurse. Now I am working as a registered nurse again. Then I was waiting for God to launch me into the world of ministry in the local church. Now, I am waiting for God to launch me into the ministry of world missions.
Can you see why I think that it is appropriate God has prompted the people of Hurley UMC to let us stay in the Genesis House? You see, God is not just the god of the beginning. God is also the god of new beginnings. Just look at the lives of Abraham, Moses, the original apostles, and Paul and you can see how God brought them to new beginnings. I can’t wait to see what God will bring about in this new beginning of our lives as well.
So, whatever your life has brought to this point, just trust in God and he can bring new, brighter, better, and bigger things to you. Trust in His grace and His grace will never let you down. In His Grip, Brian
Revelation 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”