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  • 4000 Highway 153, Greenville, SC
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Dear Friends,

Over the last several Sundays, we have explored what it means to be disciples of Christ through our reading of the Gospel of Matthew.  We’ve taken a good hard look at the disciples who surrounded Jesus, those twelve apostles whom he sent out to preach and heal and share news about the kingdom.  We’ve studied the preparation that those twelve men received and realized that their mission work would help them to grow in their own faith and understanding as much as it would help others to know Christ.

And we’ve taken a look at our own walk of discipleship.  Like those twelve, we are simple people trying to lead simple lives.  And some of us may feel ill-equipped to talk about our faith with others.  But if Jesus could use those twelve – fishermen and zealot, tax collector and betrayer – then he surely can use us.

Just this morning, I read the verse above from Esther.  Esther was a Jewish woman living during the Babylonian exile.  She probably was not the brightest person.  She certainly was not wealthy.  In fact, the best thing she had going for herself was her looks.  But that brought her into the circle of King Xerxes, and that would be enough for her to save her people from destruction.

“Who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” her uncle asked her as he pleaded for her to take the risk, to step out in faith to save their people.  And I wonder, who among us might God even now be calling out, claiming as the person who has come to this place for such a time as this?

God uses people in ways that are hard for us to imagine.  The good news is, when God calls us, God also will equip us.

To what work is God calling you in this time?

In Christ,

Terri

Providence Presbyterian Church
4000 Highway 153
Greenville, South Carolina 29611

 Phone: 864-605-1011
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