Lay Pastors Weekly 05-22-16

The Lord, Our Rock of Salvation!!!
 
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. John 10:29
 
I recommend reading John 10.
 
Augustus Toplady’s father died in the war and his mother spoiled him. His relatives disliked him and friends thought him “sick and neurotic.” He became interested in the Lord at age eleven. At age 12 he was preaching sermons and at age 14 he began writing hymns. At the age 16 he converted to Christ. He was ordained an Anglican priest at age 22. He was a staunch Calvinist.  In 1776 he wrote an article about God’s  forgiveness which ended with the poem “Rock of Ages.” This poem went on to be one of the best loved hymns in the English language. Augustus died at the age 38.
 
My prayer for the week:
Dear Lord, nourish our weary spirits so we can bring humor and courage to our relationships with friends and family. We respect and celebrate our families and friends. The joy and comfort of our families and friends give us a special bond.  Thank you for the blessings of family and friends. Amen