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I greet you in the matchless Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
As we continue in the year of our Lord 2021, I am pleased to note the District's response to meeting needs in our communities. Whether they are ongoing needs, or those brought about by the COVID pandemic, the Sensational Salisbury District is rising to the occasion. Let us continue to be resourceful in finding ways to be a blessing to those in need of assistance. May we realize that the "ministry of presence," the power generated by "being there," can make quite a difference in people's lives. It would be easy to make excuses, during times like these, for not "being there" but, when we emphasize "outreach over inreach," when we see ourselves better, as the church, when our work is not inside the building, souls can be saved and the Lord Jesus is glorified.
Let us begin and end each day with the Holy Bible and times of prayer and meditation. As usual, I have a book to recommend - "My Comfort is Jesus - 365 Daily Devotions for Morning and Evening" by Ray Comfort. This book presents 365 daily devotions for morning and evening. The devotions are brief "one pagers" with scripture readings, a thought (usually two paragraphs) and a brief closing prayer. The morning reading for February 1st, for example, in response to Job 22:21-22, tells us "we learn to lay up God's words in our hearts because they're instructions spoken directly from his mouth. If we want God to instruct and guide us, then we must read his precious Word." May God instruct us all in the path He wants us to follow.
Keep Bishop and Mrs. Battle and their family in your prayers. God bless you and yours as we continue the Christian journey together.
Yours In His Service,
Dr. Grant Harrison, Jr.
The Sensational Salisbury District
Western North Carolina Conference
Piedmont Episcopal District
The A.M.E. Zion Church