BACC reaches out to
proclaim the Gospel,
Reaches up to worship God
and Reaches in to nurture and
grow in faith and love.
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
The storm was crazy. I was at church waiting to meet with Youth Group Leaders and Traci was in the sanctuary practicing her music. The power went out. The sky lit up with lightning and the storm raged with rain blowing sideways, trees bending and the wind howling. It was quite a sight. It was awesome and power-ful and oddly enough not scary.
As I waited I listened to Traci singing a beautiful song about God’s peace and she said, “What better place is there to be in the midst of a storm.”
Exactly. God’s house, the tabernacle. The psalmist sang, “I was glad when they said unto me “Let us go in to the house of the Lord.” What better place is there to be than in the church when the storms of life are raging. Here in the midst of the chaos and troubles of the world we come together to be the body of Christ.
We come to be the church, the Body of Christ, reaching out into the world to bring God’s peace and God’s love.
We come to be the church—God’s sanctuary. When our own storms are raging with family problems and personal challeng-es how wonderful it is to be a part of this car-ing fellowship.
Around the communion table our lives are woven together by the love of Christ. I share your hurts and your joys and you share mine.
What better place is there to be in the midst of the storm? We come and lean on each other, strengthen each other and empower each other. As we help one another we are equipped to help the community in which we live and God’s love spreads further and further because we are God’s own people.
I am deeply honored to share in life and in ministry with you. I am grateful that we are together in the midst of the storm. We can do all things through Christ.