From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 28, 2020
Subject: It's April 28; Good Morning Union

Today is brought to you by the letter "S"

So do not fear, I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”       Isaiah 41:10

One of the most repeated phrases in the Bible- “Do not fear,”/“Fear not…”  365 times to be exact; one “fear not” for every day of the year!! And how do I obtain that kind of assurance so I will not fear when I face all that life throws at me? John says, “Perfect love casts out fear” So it appears that fear is a very real feeling that I have to deal with, and Jesus’ love is the solution for dealing with that feeling.

As I see it the Christian journey is a process of learning to trust Jesus. He tells me 365 times NOT to fear, and “if it’s important to God it’s clear in His word”… He also gives me, in my “S” verse for today, steps of assurance that can be my catalyst away from fear and my motivation into love:

  1. “I am with you”
  2. “I am your God”
  3. “I will strengthen you”
  4. “I will help you”
  5. “I will uphold you with my victorious right hand”

“If God is for me who can be against me.” I need not fear!

Have a great day and fearless journey basking in love and assurance from Jesus,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      "It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving"           Mother Theresa

Hymn with an “S”       “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

By 4Him if you like a more contemporary version

Choral arrangement if you need a more traditional version! 

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