“And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.” –Deuteronomy 16:11
Yesterday we began holding services in our new location. We are thankful to God for His provision to this small congregation of saints. It is the answer to months and even years of prayer.
Last year we began holding services as we planted Reformed Church of the Holy Trinity here in the Mooresville area. However, it was actually the product of a few years of prayer and work to plant a reformed church.
God providentially led us through the wilderness to this place in which to place His name once again. The work before us in this day is to reestablish Christ’s Church in areas that have fallen to the effects of this post-Christian society.
Yesterday, we were able to rejoice and celebrate that God has left us a remnant and a small space of grace in which to rebuild the House of the Lord.
The people of God here in south-central Indiana came before the Lord to confess our sins and the sins of our people, to draw near unto the Lord, to preach His Word, observe Christ’s sacraments, and to rejoice because of God’s goodness to us.
While this may be a day of small things they are no less miraculous. God is still on the throne and governing the world He made by Himself, through Himself and for Himself. It was electrifying and awe-inspiring to be a part of God’s work in our little corner of God’s earth.
The sermon was in Matthew 16 where Jesus said to Peter, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” The world may appear dark in this present time but even in the darkest of times, Christ will continue to build His Church. It may look like Satan is advancing toward victory but once the Church reawakens and begins to shine the light of Christ and contend for the faith the gates of hell can never prevail.
We are marching toward victory whether in life or death. Will you not join this happy throng?
Reformed Church of the Holy Trinity will be meeting this Sunday morning at 11:00 am to worship the Triune God and encourage His saints in the faith.