Greetings in the name of our Savior and Lord,
It is my honor and privilege to share with you in this edition of the Clergy Corner. I certainly know and admit that we are indeed in challenging times currently globally, nationally, and locally. We are all experiencing something that is unprecedented. However, I remain confident that our loving Father will sustain us and cause us to prevail even through this difficulty. As I reflect upon this moment in history, the Word of God in Romans 8:28 comes to mind. In this passage the apostle Paul declares, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” In this season beloved, we must trust that every circumstance is being used to give God glory in our lives. Keep in mind that Paul does not say that all things will be good. He says that all things will be worked and brought together for good. In order for us to be the believer God has called us to be, we must be able to endure difficult times as well as simplistic times. Our development rests upon our ability to maintain our walk with God in “valley experiences” as well as the “mountaintop moments.”
An electrocardiogram gives a person a record or display of a person’s heartbeat. If the lines are up and down continuously, then that reflects normal heartbeat or life. If the lines are straight continuously, then the heart is not beating and there is no life. Understand that the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows of your existence simply reflect life. Trust in the providence of God to protect and preserve you regardless of the circumstances. Just as the flat keys and sharp keys work together to form beautiful music on a piano, I pray that God uses every circumstance in your life to bring you promotion, power, and peace. Remember that it’s working together for good! May God bless you and keep you in perfect peace.
G. Tomell Hamms
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church