"May 2020 be a healthy, happy and spirit filled year. "
2020. A new year! So, what will we do with it?
A new year is always a good time to take pause and reflect on the previous resolutions and prior planning to see if we measured up to our anticipated expectations. Each year will always come with its difficulties. Some that can seriously derail the best laid plans; such as sickness, financial stress or other unplanned obstacles. However, did we stay the course and see some of our plans come to fruition?
The entire Worship Team (Choir, Praise Teams, Core musicians, Hand Bells audio, visual) has seen it’s fair share of setbacks. However, we have seen the amazing hand of God provide what was needed at the exact time. We lost some core musicians, audio personnel, Choir members to illness in 2019. However, God was able to provide replacements exactly at the right time to continue the work of His Kingdom and our mission to Glorify God while reaching the lost in our community around us.
Some of the accomplishments in 2019…
New Choir Members
Multiple solo and ensemble singers and musicians for offertories
Musical growth of our internal BBC talent
Hand Bell ensemble
Successful Christmas Concert
So, what will we do with 2020 both personally and collectively at BBC? Taking stock and inventory of our present situation, there are some obvious and necessary things we need to take care of: such as our health and providing for ourselves and our families. If we don’t have good health, any task we attempt could be greatly hampered. But, even in this area we can try to improve our physical and financial well-being for 2020.
Second, is our spiritual health, Psalm 1:1-2 says it best by saying “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night”. We all can do a better job of making sure our actions reflect Christ who is in us and to read God’s word daily.
Finally, I pray that collectively we make a real difference on reaching out to the lost in the community around our church and to minister to those who need help within our church walls. Let our minds and our hearts be open to where God would have us be as we move into the new year.
Get plugged in. Utilize the talents God has given you in 2020. There is so much need within and outside our church walls. Let us move arm-in-arm in one accord for His Kingdom.
In His Service and for His Glory,
Jon H. Vosburg lll
Music Director/Bethlehem Baptist Church