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Blog: Tom Job

A Note from Tom: December 29th, 2010

CCC Oak Ridge

Hey, everyone!

Hope you’re warm and toasty on this freezing day! Especially in your heart! Wouldn’t it be awful if your heart was like the weather map on the news…and they were showing a bitterly cold Artic system coming down from Canada… and Todd the weather dude was telling us to brace for subfreezing temperatures coming in overnight… INTO YOUR HEART!…and you just couldn’t do anything about it except get ready to shiver on the inside?  Psalm 148 says that the “lightning and hail and snow …do his bidding” so if He sends us an Artic blast with snow, that’s His beautiful and perfect plan for us! And we accept whatever temperatures He sends us!  But the temperature in our heart…bitter and frosty or warm and joyful…well, we have some say in that!  Romans 12 says, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor…” Or as the “Message” puts it, “keep yourselves fueled and aflame…” The word for “fervor” the Apostle used when he wrote this, is the word for “heat ‘til you see bubbles!”  “Praise until good, warm, and bubbly!”  If it’s chilly in there, adjust the praise-astat!

Speaking for praise and “snow doing His bidding” we wanted to let y’all know about our snow policy. Sometimes there are cancellations due to snow, even on Sunday. At CCC we have the “two-or-more” policy.

“You mean you only cancel if there are two or more inches of snow?”

Nope.

The “two-or-more” policy means, just like Jesus said… “If two or more are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them.” No matter how much it snows, there are at least two…and more!…who will walk up to the hill to praise Him at Triple C!  So, if it’s slick and dangerous, PLEASE don’t put yourself at risk!  Stay home and praise! But…

Folks will always be there…same time, same place… singing and worshipping! And we won’t be just the few of us.  There’ll be more than you can see!  I love how Hebrews 12 puts it…”But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven!” Besides everyone in other nations and across ours who worship Him every week, there are always the “unseen” praisers, worshipping before His throne! Those who have gone to heaven already and angels who’ve been there the whole time!

Oh, yeah. I almost forget. Jesus promised (“wherever two or more…”, remember?) He’ll be there too!

Let it snow!