After entering the Sanctuary, please quietly
be seated and turn off your cell phone to prepare your heart for Worship
1.Sunday Morning Watch and Prayer Meeting: every Sunday morning
at Comptonís Rm. 6.
2.Love Feast: TODAY
after Worship Service. Thanks to Anderson Fellowship for food preparation and
Youth Fellowship and ANC for setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Please
stay and enjoy the wonderful fellowship in the Lord.
3.Youth Fellowship Winter Retreat: will be
2/17~2/19 (Fri. eve to Sun. night). Youth 7th grade up to 12th
grade are invited. Place: YMCA CampKern. Deadline is TODAY, $135 per person. Parents
please encourage your youth to attend.
4.Anderson Fellowship Meeting: will be on
Sat. Feb. 4, at CalvaryAllianceChurch. Welcome to
invite friends to attend.
5.E/D Meeting: will be on Sun. Feb. 5, at Mason church. Please pray for the topics to be
discussed between ministers, elders, and deacons.
6.Blessing Fellowship Meeting: will be on Sat. Feb. 11, at Mason church. Welcome to invite the Elderly to
attend. Speaker: Bro Shenghe Zhan. Lunch will be
7.Cantonese Fellowship Meeting: will be Sat. Feb. 11, at Compton. Welcome to
invite Cantonese speaking friends to attend.
8.Compton Coworkers Coordination Meeting: will be Sun. Feb.
19, at Comptonís gym. Lunch
will be provided. Fellowship, small group, and ministry leaders or coordinators
Receipts: are available to be picked up. Please check back table or Bro. Ed Wu,
Tel: 777-3651. †
† ďBut they that wait
upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not
faint.Ē (Isaiah 40:31)
†† One day, when I was
a boy, my sister brought
home a small baby sparrow that had fell down from a nest in the
tree. With curiosity and compassionate hearts, we kept the young bird in a
box and made him our pet. Instantly, the bird became the focus of our family.
We dug in the yard looking for worms to feed the bird. Not long afterwards,
the bird grew and was strong enough to fly. My sister placed him on a high
place and pushed him to the edge. He fell, flapping his wings and landed on
the floor. We repeated this several times, but he refused to fly. The next
day, we tried again and the bird flew over to the other side of the room and landed
on the bookshelf. Several days later passed, and after we came back from
school, Mom told us that the bird was gone, maybe searching for freedom.
†† An eagle that lives
high in the mountains does much the same with its young. When the time is
right the mother eagle will drive
her young birds out of the nest. If the young birds refuse to fly, the mother
eagle will literally tear the nest apart and force the
to go plummeting down towards the earth. Before the eaglet hits the ground
the mother eagle will catch the eaglet and carry it up on its wings. The
process is repeated until the eaglets can fly. Because the nest has been
destroyed the eaglets are forced to begin their own lives.
†† Have you ever been safe and secure then
suddenly your nest has been destroyed? Uncontrollable fear and unsustainable pressure
will seem to knock you down. Maybe you might want to complain to God and give
up on your faith. But wait a few minutes; this could be the opportunity that
God teaches you to fly. Sometimes
God is just like the mother eagle and must push us out of our comfort zone, in order to
help us grow. It isnít
always pleasant, but then we do want to learn how to fly, donít we? Actually
eagles donít fly, they soar on the currents of wind.
we understand how to surrender ourselves to the Spirit and follow His guidance,
we are able to soar as
well on the wind to a higher place. Then everything will seem too
small to be matter.