Archives for October 10, 2020

A Beautiful Fall Day in Michigan

An incredibly beautiful day here. Just finished having an October dinner with the Queen on the deck—not a common experience in Michigan! Blessings in Christ to you and yours for tomorrow.

Lord of Harvest, Send Forth Reapers…

Our Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary surrounded by the splendor of God’s creation. While this earth remains, “seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Gen. 8:22).

We are deeply grateful to God for the blessing of training theological students at PRTS for the harvesting of souls, and we pray for more years to do so. “The things that thou [Timothy] has heard of me [Paul], among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2).

For the Triune God’s glory, the maturation of saints, and the salvation of the lost, will you please pray with us this renowned refrain:

Lord of harvest, send forth reapers.
Hear us, Lord, to Thee we cry;
Send them now the sheaves to gather.

Wedding of Stephen VanDyk and Abigail Kosachuk

Yesterday I had the privilege of officiating the wedding of a young 30-year-old couple, Stephen VanDyk (a member of our HRC denominational church in Jordan, Ontario) and Abigail Kosachuk (a member of our HRC church here in Grand Rapids). The wedding took place in Bronson, Michigan followed by a tent reception (the weather couldn’t have been better) at the home of the bride’s parents in Coldwater, Michigan.

Happily, my weak post-COVID voice held up relatively well as I preached at the couple’s request from Psalm 37:3-7 on four essential ingredients in a truly happy marriage: “Trust in the Lord” (v. 3), “Delight thyself in the Lord” (v. 4), “Commit thy way unto the Lord” (v. 5), and “Rest in the Lord” (v. 7).

Pray with me that this dear couple will be blessed with this kind of God-centered marriage for decades to come, if our Lord tarries.