We had a great church anniversary celebration and revival last week. The Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ is celebrating its 89th year of existence. Minister Wesley T. Leonard was a blessing to the church! His Sunday morning message examined the question that God asked Abraham when Sarah laughed at the idea that she was going to have a child (Genesis 18:9-15). God asked, “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” God then told Abraham that Sarah would have a child around that time the next year. Sarah was 89 years old in Genesis 18; the same age as this congregation. She was 90 when she gave birth to the son of promise, Isaac.
If the Lord allows us to see October of 2018, this church will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. I believe that God is saying to this church, “By this time next year, you will give birth to greatness.” God has planted seeds that will reap a harvest by this time next year. There are visions that will become reality by this time next year. There is potential that will be realized by this time next year.
There is nothing too hard for God. Whatever our vision is for the church, God sees more. Whatever our plans are for the congregation, God’s are greater. Wherever we plan to be, God can take us further. Even if we find God’s promises laughable, God continues to be faithful to His word. Join me in expecting God to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or imagine.
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