March 31, 2020

Good morning Grace family. I hope you have appreciated the "When I Woke Up This Morning Messages." Today I share with you a message from Rev. Ralph Shorter. Rev. Shorter shared this message with me over a week ago. With all the shut downs, it feels most appropriate for today. Rev. Shorter is one of the ministers in service at Grace United Methodist Church. Please read below:

In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God had taken away everything we worship. God said, "you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don't want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it so you can't got to church or anywhere else."
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Maybe what we need now is to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters, Jesus. It is time for the Nation to turn their hearts back to Jesus and pray.

Submitted by: Rev. Ralph Shorter