Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- August 2021
Here is an odd story about Jesus. Hungry, Jesus sees a fig tree with leaves because it was out of season. Finding it has no fruit, He curses the tree, and it dies. Why does Jesus do that? Doesn’t it seem unreasonable? Why does Mark tell this story?
Some 1,000 attendees gathered Sunday, August 8, to remember Elder Henry and Mrs. Sharon (Wright) Fordham, who, at the time of their death on July 18, were president and first lady of the Allegheny East Conference (AEC).
Seven-year-old me always prayed before lunch, even though I was in a public school. I never realized that my friends noticed. Sometimes they would ask, “What are you doing?”
When Jesus is included in a relationship, that relationship will not easily break. Ask your Father for such a friendship. And, while you wait, be that friend to those around you.
I find myself worrying about the future, like, “Will I get accepted into the college I want?” In my worries, this verse reminds me that “God supplies all my needs.” He knew our future even before we were born. He has a plan and purpose for everything.
This verse reminds me that the members of the Godhead are united in their love for me and their desire to save me.
During my sophomore year of college, I decided to study the Bible for myself. Before then, I didn’t know much about Christianity, nor did I grasp the depth and power of God’s Word. As I began to study the Bible and pray more sincerely, the Holy Spirit began to change my heart. Psalm 86:11 resonated with me more and more.
Did God really answer my prayer? I had never seen Him change a situation to fit my exact request, especially a seemingly insurmountable mountain.
In honor of its 75th anniversary, Pine Forge Academy (PFA) held its first virtual Founders’ Day Awards Ceremony earlier this year.
These verses mean a lot to me because I know God is always with me and looking out for me.