ABC Community Connections – Winter Blues

Got the winter blues?

If you’re not a “winter” person, like me, January can be a struggle. We haven’t had many sunny days in the North Okanagan and the overcast sky makes things seem that much darker in mid-winter. But the truth is that the sun is still shining. Even though it might be harder for us to see its light, it hasn’t disappeared. If you need a reminder, take a day trip up to Silver Star.

It’s usually easier for us to recognize God’s presence in our lives when things are going good. Those are the sunny days.
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But we all experience those seasons of life where things aren’t so good and it seems that God is nowhere to be found. “Where is God when it hurts?” people ask. It’s comforting to know that even Jesus felt this way… “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46). But just as the Father had not abandon His beloved Son, raising Him from the dead, we can be assured that He is still there to see us through painful and difficult days. Though we may not always see Him, God is there even in the darkest of days.

He is our hope and promises never to leave us or forsake us.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to You; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with You. (Psalm 139:11-12 ESV)

Upcoming events & opportunities:

Wednesday:
Men’s coffee time 9:30 AM @ Leaf & Bean

Thursday:
Ladies group 9:30 AM @ the church; LifeGroup 7:30 PM @ Snider’s.

Sunday
9:00 AM Breakfast @ the church followed by the AGM @ 9:30 AM.
Regular Sunday worship gathering @ 10:30
(We’d love you to come join us for breakfast and attend the AGM even if you aren’t a member yet. If you’re receiving this email you are an important part of our community)

Birthdays:
Kalvin Mohr – Jan 27.

Pastor Wayne Snider

Armstrong Bible Chapel
2145 Rosedale Ave.
Armstrong BC V0E1B1
250-546-9696 Office
250-351-5761 Cell
sniderman2@msn.co

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