Luke 2:14 KJV
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
What a greeting the Angel brought to the shepherds that evening “Fear not: for, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” What great words; “good tidings” “great joy” “to all people” It is still Good News for all people.
The message of Christmas and Salvation all summed up in those few words. This is all we need to say about Jesus. He came “to all people” “with good tidings of great joy” God with us in the flesh of Jesus full of mercy and love. Through the sacrifice of Jesus and our we have “peace” with God and peace of eternity.
This has been a year of change for us and the veterans chaplaincy. We have left the Rocky Mountain area. We traveled, met and ministered the whole summer. We are now going to be headquartered in S.E. Oklahoma. I am still feeling the call of ministry into our year of ministering in the calling of Jesus Christ to the sad, lonely, hurting, the lost and undone including the needs of all military veterans.
We are forever indebted to you supporting Prayer and Family. We are here to fulfill the call and needs of those we have been lead to minister a gift of helps. Sometimes in the darkest moments of their lives, the veterans or family and friends allowed us to share in their lives, in their doubts and fears, their heartaches and loneliness. And also their joys and triumphs we are blessed every time they complete a course, a class, a week, month or year of sobriety! No small thing a pin or challenge coin for completion.
So many times their accomplishments came after accepting Christ, overcoming doubt in God or renewing the Faith of one’s youth.
We are entering into a new phase of ministry and life. There may be fewer vets in this area and it will bring some reaching further, even travel longer to make a hospital visit. So the need is the same and expense to travel some greater. If a veteran is in need of ministry, a prayer or just an open ear, the call we will fulfill.
We send of joy in the Lord to you.
As the Paul put it in the conclusion of his letter to Timothy; “Grace with you.”
the Veterans Chaplaincy
Brother Bob and Jan Lewis
"The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his "
Patriot Day Sept 2015
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their " - Psalm 147:3
On this day 14 years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent people died at the hands of terrorists. The years go we will never forget the victims and the families touched by this massive tragedy.
God’s Blessings to you and yours on Patriot Day
And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; Luke 4:17,18
Lord God we pray for your healing for the brokenhearted of 9/11 and all that have losses from terrorism since. For when Jesus speaks healing there is no time to long, nor distance to vast that His healing can’t reach. Amen