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“What Will 2023 Bring to BBC?”



Another year has flown past! Looking at all things post-Covid, we have received many blessings to be thankful for…


Our congregation is slowly coming back, we have had more outreach and social events, tithes and offerings are up, we are reaching more people through social internet platforms, our Sanctuary has a new digital audio system and we are gaining more people interested in helping with the Worship Team.


However, what will 2023 bring to BBC? Uncertainty seems to naturally bring angst. In fact, from our human perspective, being uncertain of things creates dissonance in our souls. Instead, we like to be certain of all things we do. We like to know exactly how things will work out: whether we plan a dinner, a wedding, college for our children or long-range goals such as retirement. This is commendable as God gave us a brain and the desire to take care of ourselves and our families. Therefore, we should responsibly plan as we move into the future.


Reading Oswald Chambers discussing having confidence in God instead of depending on our earthly endeavors is a good remedy for the angst of uncertainty…


“Certainty is the mark of commonsense life”, which is the way I believe we as helpless humans approach the future. “Gracious uncertainty is the mark of spiritual life”. “To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways as we do not know what the day will bring forth”.  We all may be uncertain as to the next step we need to take as we move into the new year. But, we are “certain of God” that He will do what He says He will do.


So, I myself will wait with optimistic, child-like anticipation and faithfully stay the course as we wait to see what wonderful “surprises” He will bring to BBC in 2023!

Jon H. Vosburg lll   

Music Director/Bethlehem Baptist Church







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