As we begin a new year at Blainsport, we will focus our attention on the Book of Esther. When we think of the book, our minds go to the fact that it never mentions God’s name. Despite the absence of His name, it is clear that God orchestrated all the events that take place. Sometimes it is hard to understand how God works in life’s messy situations, even using brokenness to bring about His good plan. The Book of Esther keeps reminding us that God is working even when we don’t see Him at work.
During this series, we will be singing the Michael W. Smith song “Waymaker.” It precisely emphasizes what is going on in Esther and most likely in many of our lives. I trust that God will encourage you in your faith journey as we study these passages together.
Jon Wenrich will kick off the series this Sunday with his message “When You Can’t See the Way” from Esther 2:1-18. As you see, we will jump in at chapter two. Feel free to look at Esther 1:1-22 before Sunday; it lays the background for the message.
Another reminder as we begin 2020—it is a year of generosity. With our financial commitments to the Declaration House and EMM, we want to steward our resources well from the start. Your generous giving will give us the kick start we need to bless these ministries. Really, they serve as an extension of our ministry as a congregation. Needs are being met and lives are impacted as we partner with these ministries and other churches to extend the Kingdom of God right in our “hometown.” I pray that we will find joy in our giving and that God will do mighty things as a result.
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.