2002 Monthly Letter
Partner In Ministry,
the Word of God will not return unto Him void.
verse reveals the astonishing mystery that Gods
Word is alive and active more than printer
words on a page or audible words in the air.
most of all that it has a lasting effect whether we see the
effects or not!
in point: While on vacation in July, I dialed an 800 customer
service number seeking some information.
experienced this yourself. All the standard procedural questions:
whats your account
last four digits of your social security?
whom am I speaking?
which I naturally answered, Ron Rand.
customer service representative responded with, Ron
Rand, eh, you wouldnt happen to be the Ron Rand that
was once a pastor at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati,
lost in amazement I sputtered out a well . . . yes,
I am! How do you know me?
himself and quickly explained that years ago, (I havent
been at College Hill for 14 years) at the invitation of a
friend, he attended a worship service when I was preaching.
were preaching from I Peter 5:7 on casting your cares upon
Christ and used a fishing pole as a visual aid, Scott
went on to relate, You said that many times we cast
our problems on Christ on Sunday but then reel them in again
on Monday. Do you remember that sermon, Mr. Rand?
I do, very well, I replied.
went on to say, That message was extremely timely
for me then and it still is. I bought the tape and have listened
to it again and again. I keep forgetting that Christs
caring for me is greater than all my cares, worries, and problems.
This takes my breath away! Even now as I type out these words,
I am struck with the wonder of Gods Word and its effects.
It is alive. It is everlasting! It does not return unto Him
God uses us as messengers. We are simply mouthpieces for His
marvelous Word in spite of all our impurities and imperfections.
This is so amazing!
never underestimate the power of Gods Word that resides
in your mouth. I encourage you through this letter to speak
it with the assurance that it is alive and that He will use
it in ways that far surpass our human understanding! Speak
it often to those in the sphere of your own influence.
you for caring for me, my family, and for those who are reached
through this Ministry.