From the Pastor's Desk:
I have a friend named Keith who owns 80 acres south of Michigan City. In an unselfish gesture of sharing what God has blessed him with, he has granted me the awesome privilege to turkey hunt there! Needless to say I am very grateful to him; and gladly (as often as I can) utilize the opportunity.
There are many “awesome privileges” in life. It is a privilege and honor for me any time I can preach and/or teach God’s Word. It is also an awesome privilege to be a husband, father, and grandfather. There are so many more “privileges” in life, and all of them afford a certain quality of life. Similarly, the Christian life also has many privileges associated with it. We have the privilege of having our sins forgiven, the promise of eternity in Heaven, a relationship with Jesus, and sharing His Word. But perhaps the most awesome privilege is prayer. That’s right … prayer is a privilege. Through prayer we can have direct conversation with our Heavenly Father. Through prayer, we can talk to, and communicate with the God of all creation. He is the One who created us in His image. He is the One who controls the rain, and sun, and wind. He is the One who holds our next breath and heartbeat. He is the One who can do anything and everything. As that old familiar and wonderful hymn states, “What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!”