On Sunday Paul shared how the Lord met him at our Men's Retreat:
Let me begin by mentioning that I attended the retreat because my wife encouraged me to go and assured me that she and our 5-month old daughter would be just fine. So a big thank you to her.
At the Men's Retreat I experienced the oneness of the body, seeing all the men from different churches dwelling with each other in unity. It reminded me of Psalm 133:1: "How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity." We sang with passion. We prayed. We listened and learned. We competed against each other (with humility). We had fun.
Near the end of the retreat we were given the opportunity to speak about what God was laying on our hearts. Our fellow church member Miguel spoke about several things, but one thing he did say was "There is much hope in the Christian life!"
It filled me with joy being reminded that the Father sent His beloved Son to die and to redeem us from our sins so we will live at peace with Him forever, all because He loved us. Like we studied in Romans 8:32 "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" God is going to care for us all the way to the end.
I love being a part of a church with men who love God and are committed to their families and their church. Thank you to the men who I count as dear friends. Thank you to the rest of the church who sent us.