The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

The Exchange

Monday, March 16, 2020

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)

The prophet Isaiah says that through the pressures of life, even young people grow tired and stumble.  No matter how strong you are physically, the cares of life will wear you down.  But there is a promise for those who are hoping, trusting and waiting on God with the expectation that he won’t let them down. 

Others who put their trust in their own strength will be disappointed and will fall.  But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  And that word “renew” comes from a Hebrew word that means “exchange.”  So they that wait upon the Lord will exchange their strength.  Guess whose strength they will get?  God is telling you and me, “Give me your weariness, your weakness, your mess-ups, your negativity, your frustrations, and I will give you my strength.” 

It has nothing to do with background, upbringing or training; those who hope in God are going to get God’s supernatural strength in exchange for their weakness.  We certainly get the best deal from that trade!  And with that strength, we will be able to soar straight up like the eagle, out of the line of fire and into the heights with the Lord.

Read Isaiah 40:30-31.

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