December 31, 2017
Greetings Allen Temple Family and Friends,
Looking forward! Over the past six months, I have been led to close most of my correspondence with this declaration. Until now, I have not taken time to reflect upon it, rather, it just felt right. As we have come to the close of 2017, I affirm that I am looking forward. Are you looking forward? What exactly does that mean?
Friends, looking forward is a sign of hope! It is a sign that we believe that future holds goodness. God’s word for God’s people transcends time. So let us recall what the Lord says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
In the coming year, let us look forward together! The Lord tells us that our job is to pray, to call upon Him and to seek God with all your heart. When we do this, God will listen, and we will find Her. There are those who would ask, “where is God in the midst of this mess?” Pray, call, seek…there you will find God even in the midst of your mess.
Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya