Weekly Article - 8/16/19

Golden Valley Christian Church


           We are not to question God’s creations, but have you ever wondered why God created the mosquito?  There are 176 known species of this insect, and they are all a nuisance.  The peak of the season for these annoying creatures is right now.  However, don’t blame the male, because he does not bite.  The female needs the protein in blood to produce eggs, so she searches diligently for a prey.  It is only when the temperature reaches 50 degrees and above for the mosquitos to emerge from their hiding place.  Depending on warmth and moisture, the female can live up to one month, laying eggs every three days.  One of the mosquito’s deadliest enemies is the dragonfly.  There is no mention of the mosquito in the Bible, but there was an insect that did tremendous damage (Ex 10:12-15).

            Chris and Anna Tucker are updating our pictorial directory the next couple of Sundays.  If you attend Golden Valley Christian Church and haven’t already had your picture taken for the directory, we encourage you to do so.  Bob Fenwick brought a musical special last Sunday, singing “Until Then.”  We were all blessed by Bob and this beautiful song.

            Bro Tim’s message, taken from Is 40:27-31, was entitled “Have You Not Heard?”  We may feel that God is too busy to worry about someone as insignificant as we are.  This is not what Isaiah says.  This passage tells us of the hope and strength God gives us.  We all need to make an appointment each day to spend time with the Lord, and we need to be faithful to keep that time with God.  Even in our troubles, He will not forsake us and will always be there.

            The Bible challenge question:  What does the shortest verse in the Bible say? (John 11:35)

            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday Bible classes begin at 9:30 AM; morning worship is at 10:30.  Our minister is Tim Randall (office phone #660-890-0252), and our website iswww.goldenvalleycc.org.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.