By Pastor C. Michael Haas Jr.
Fame Church of God
Good morning. Hope everyone has had a blessed Thanksgiving. It is always a grand time to reflect and celebrate in giving thanks with family and friends over the holidays.
So we took the drive on Thursday over to Coffeeville, where most of our family is from. Stayed the afternoon with my mother and extended family. Then off to my wife’s mother’s house to visit with her family and extended for the evening.
With all that being said I am so looking forward to Christmastime, a time to celebrate the reason we live, and have breath, life and salvation through the baby born Christ the Savior.
We had a wonderful time this holiday weekend and are so looking forward to the next. The weather had been Mississippi weather — you never know whether it will be hot, cold, wet or dry.
Well, you guessed it — it has been all of the above and somewhat hard to adjust. I guess that’s why so many have been sick, or as we like to say “under the weather (literally).” We need to keep praying for all those who are sick.
Sunday school was great. Brother Mason did a good job as usual. It was a blessing to have all our visitors this week. If you’re out and about visiting, you are welcome. Looking for a church home? You are welcome. Just passing through? You are all welcome; everyone is welcome!
We had a beautiful worship service and music specials. Then the Lord blessed us with a powerful sermon from 1 Kings 17.
During this time of a harsh famine that eventually lasted 3½ years, Elijah the prophet went according to the Lord to Zarephath, where he met a widow woman whom God had prepared for his arrival.
Upon Elijah’s arrival he asked her, “I pray thee, fetch me a drink,” then inquired of her again, “I pray thee, fetch me a morsel of bread.”
The woman replied, “As the Lord liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse. I have gathered a few sticks, which I was going to dress it for me and my son, and then we die.”
But God! Aren’t you glad that every time there are difficult situations in life, then, but God! The almighty creator of the universe steps in to take care of his own.
“(Elijah) said, Thus said the Lord God of Israel, The barrel shall not waste, or ( never run dry), nor the cruse of oil fail, until the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.”
So I tell you today you should listen to the song by the Crabb Family titled “His Barrel’s Never Empty.” This beautiful song spells the story out so well.
My friends, God’s barrel is never empty to feed a hungry soul. So when you feel you have reached the end and there’s no place to go, his barrels never empty. Church, no matter what storms may come, trials that may fall, situations that may arise, God is never too busy to help us through. He said he will never leave us or forsake us and he won’t.
So don’t fear. Don’t worry. Don’t be afraid. God’s barrels never empty to feed a hungry soul. So we look to the hills in which our help comes from. Our help comes through from the Lord. He desires to bless you. Just ask and seek, and you shall find.
God bless you all and have a great week in Jesus’ name. Our Christmas service will be at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 15. Come out and join us.