Dear Peachtree Family,
In our series, Thy Kingdom Come, we have explored the many aspects of Kingdom callings as we journeyed through the Book of Acts. From power and courage to curiosity and vision, we have learned how the early church approached and overcame harsh circumstances to build the foundation of the most significant movement in the history of humanity.
Two thousand years later, we find ourselves facing many of the same obstacles and threats those early followers of The Way encountered. Pandemic, apathy, exhaustion, and discouragement seem to abound. Still, I assure you that the forces that seek to neutralize God’s will and our restoration efforts have not and will not prevail.
As we move into a new year with boldness and courage, I am calling on each one of you to pray the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!” That key phrase, “Thy will be done,” is the theme we are embracing as we seek to continue our Kingdom calling of ‘Joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things.’
The challenges we are facing will continue, but God’s promises and provision are secure. He has blessed Peachtree with open hearts and generous spirits for more than a century, and you have been obedient and responsible by using His blessings to bless others. Your faithful response to Kingdom opportunity indicates the awareness that all things we have come from the Father.
I would submit that the vast majority of people in this nation, and certainly at Peachtree, are considered wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Therefore, we have a higher degree of responsibility for the use of resources.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul has instruction for those who are wealthy in this world. Engage this guidance in the following pages and join together with your Christian community as we pray, “Thy will be done, in our lives, in our church, in our community, and in our world!”
With great anticipation in Christ,