United Church of God

Letter From Dan Preston - February 11, 2022

Letter From Dan Preston

February 11, 2022

Greetings brethren and Happy Sabbath!  It's a beautiful evening here in the Carolinas and the Sabbath tomorrow promises to be golden as well!

Please continue ready "Jesus Christ: the Real Story."  If you already have the booklet and have been reading, this week you can begin reading chapter 6 "The God Who Became a Human Being."

Can I trust you?

Have you ever had anyone ask you that question?  Maybe they had a secret to share, or needed your opinion on something.  It seems a bit of an odd question in one sense.  If they have to ask, do they really trust you?

Of course, on the other hand, by asking the question, sometimes we're not really asking a question.  It's just a way of letting the person we're talking to know that we do in fact have confidence in them.

Who can you trust?

It's hard to tell who to trust sometimes.  Is the salesperson behind the counter giving you good advice, or just trying to boost their commission?  Is the information on the label correct, or have the numbers been 'massaged' by the manufacturer to increase sales?

Then there's personal relationships.  Sometimes things are done that hurt the trust between people.  Even the closest of personal relationships - husbad and wife - can have trust issues.  But when those issues are resolved and people trust one another, it's a beautiful thing indeed!

God trusts you!

While trust in people can rise and fall at times, our trust in God should not fail.  We know He is faithful to keep His promises, including forgiveness, helping us via the Holy Spirit and the resurrections we all so look forward to.

Of course, we have a part to play as well.  In Revelation 19v6-9, we read about the marriage supper of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.  He is returning to the Earth to unite with His bride, the church.  In verse 8, we're told that 'His wife has made herself ready.'  Let us be working diligently to be the trustworthy bride Christ is returning to!