The ECPC call center has been getting slammed with people wanting advice and explanations re: Hurricane Florence.
The explanation is – – – > God is authoring and perfecting faith. God is removing flabby “worship”, and supplanting it with a sturdy obsession aimed at our Maker.
The advice is – – – > Fix your eyes on Jesus Christ – the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. AND insofar as you are fixated on Jesus you are advised, commanded, and enabled to be patient, kind, not rude, not insistent on your own way, not irritable, and not resentful. You are advised to rejoice with the truth, bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things.
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.