I was privileged to know Jacob and his family for a little while when they lived here in our city. I remember the very beginning of Jacob’s call and the beginning of the ministry to which the Lord called him. It is amazing to me to see what God has done. What God has done in Jacob’s life comes as a great challenge to my heart and I pray a blessing to the followers of my blog.
This is the first of several messages shared by Jacob Pursely. His call is to Turkey however the message he shares about reaching Muslim people with the love of Christ is immensely needed here in the West.
Soon the last colors around here will be the blue of the sky and the gray of the bare trees. But today I had to stop the car and run out into a field to capture this bit of blue and green with just a few dabs of the creator’s paintbrush left on our mountains.
Ahead lie months of slush covered roads, gray snow clouds and chilly winds. As if to say, we will be back in full leaf and beautiful again next season, the trees wave good-bye. Maybe King David was feeling down and a little sorry for himself on the day he left us these words. But just as He was headed on that downward spiral of despair and depression he caught a vision of what praise was still to be! For I shall again praise Him!
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God Psalm 42:11 ESV