"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19
Today a new thing begins in Roanoke, Texas. Our daughter and son-in-law, Brent and Ashley Warren, along with Chad and Amy Johnston, and a team of church planting pioneers are launching RESTORATION CHURCH.
Dana and I are so proud of them. Throughout 2014 they have diligently prepared for this day. They have faced one after another, each terrifying, testing and triumphant step of faith. The time has come.
The weather will be cold. The sun will not be out. It is winter time in Texas. Not as brutal as some some, but greyer than anyone wants it to be on such a special day. Still, there will be The Presence of Almighty God gracing this effort, and warming the souls of those who venture out on faith to do a "new thing."
The Father loves it when His children trust Him for something bigger than their own self-importance and self-confidence. He is never more pleased than when His children leap into the dark at the sound of His voice, and trust Him to light the way.
An elementary school has been transformed into a birthing room for a new church. The sound system has been patched together. Chairs have been set up. Signs have been placed on the corners of streets to guide people to church. The children's rooms are prepared. The coffee will be hot, and God will be glorified.
It doesn't get any better than this. I am reminded this morning of the words of The Apostle John, "I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in the truth." 3 John 1:4
I have had the privilege of leading Ashley to Christ, and ordaining Brent to the ministry. I have presided over their wedding as they made their public vows to love and to cherish one another. Today falls into that same category of great days, and it will become unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Our prayers are with you. We will help in any way we can, but know this. God will make a way. He always has. He always will. Pray and trust HIM for the HIMpossible.
Pops and Gigi
(Gary and Dana L. Miller)