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Stay Focused and be Happy!

Dear Brethren, We are almost upon the happiest time of the the yearly cycle approaching us. It is a time of incredible rejoicing as we prepare for the annual rehearsals depicting the selfless sacrifice for His creation and His being beaten and winnowed on our behalf. And then there is the footwashing before the Passover symbols. Just think, once again He is offering to wash us clean from what we have stumbled in this past year. However, we must prepare for that wonderful opportunity to be washed clean again just as we were at baptism. And then we can participate once again in internalizing His body and blood of the New Covenant. We have all made a great effort to prepare a table full of good food for the widow, the orphan, and the stranger to dine on in peace and to defend them at the door. As was mentioned in the fellowship meeting this past Sabbath, its time to move on. The battle is over for another year and now we should be preparing and examining ourselves once again in earnest. Our adversary will do everything he is allowed to do to keep us from that focus. He drives his continually dripping faucets to keep dripping out nonsense to draw you in. Your plumbing skills are useless against such a defect for it is spiritual. Common sense and biblical truth are not tools which can be applied to such. Proverbs address the situation so very clearly. Please keep in mind, just as David had his Shimei assigned to him, we too have ours. He did not engage the fool but let him rant on. That is where we are now in the war with the adversary. We too need to redirect our focus to what is at hand. In doing so, be happy!!!



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