At my previous church in Scotland, it was our custom to choose a verse which served as our theme for the year. For some reason, I have never been successful at establishing the same pattern here at Parkside. Writing this at the end of the year, I am toying with the possibility of re-instituting this concept. As of now, my top contender for “Verse of the Year 2009” is Proverbs 30:5, which reads:
“Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”This provides us with a timely reminder that our security in these uncertain times is grounded in the sure promises of God. It also has an evangelistic potential, allowing us to urge people to take refuge in Him. It has been well said that “there is no refuge from Him, but there is refuge in Him.”
It is the flawless nature of God’s Word which enables us to trust it entirely and to proclaim it boldly. I am greatly helped in this endeavor as I read your letters which assure me of your prayers.