March is here, coming in like a lion.These winter storms have been crazy.Hopefully, this means March will truly go out like a lamb and nice weather will be here for a while.Even if the weather does not hold to the old proverb, the calendar will.The last Sunday of March is Palm Sunday.Yes, Easter will be here in a month!On Easter, of course, we celebrate the Lamb of God.We celebrate God’s amazing grace.I want to challenge you to reflect on God’s grace this month.I think a great way to do this is to review the lyrics of the great hymn Amazing Grace.Written in the 1700’s by John Newton, this hymn speaks to the life of a Christian and highlights our ultimate dependency upon God’s amazing grace.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
This Easter let us not take God’s grace and gift of salvation for granted.We must share it with the world!I am excited about what God has in store for us here at Pawhuska First Baptist in 2015 and beyond.God has brought us all here together at this time for a mighty work.Be in constant prayer for discernment for understanding of what this work is.“Greater things are yet to be done in this city…”Be constant in prayer.Be actively seeking the welfare of Pawhuska (Jeremiah 29:4-9).In our mission and ministry at Pawhuska FBC, we must truly put Pawhuska First!It is in our name.It is our mission.