Sometimes the best way to define a thing is by identifying its opposite. How could we ever appreciate light without the experience of darkness? Would the comfort of warmth be so pleasant without the bitter experience of the cold?
While 2020 has not turned out as what we hoped for, we can still give thanks in all things. The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16- 18, "Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God's will for you in Christ."
This time of the year always moves our hearts and minds to the things we are most thankful for. When I think of Clear Creek and its students, there are many stories that I could share about how thankful each one is for the opportunity to study and learn here. While I don't have the room to share all of those stories, I can share one from freshman student, Laina Chapell, about how thankful she is to be able to fulfill God's calling on her life at Clear Creek.
As stewards or caretakers of our bodies, God knows we require help in managing them. The very fact God equips believers with fruit of the Spirit shows that He has to impart qualities to us that we do not naturally possess.
Chad Fugitt had quite a memorable year as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During his presidency, he resigned as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Corbin and accepted the pastorate of Ormsby Heights Baptist Church in Louisville. That move, along with his presidency, came in the midst of a global pandemic.
One of the most beloved stories of the New Testament is the conversion of the Philippian jailer in Acts 16. Yet, few are aware that a similar story occurred in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky in 1811. In both cases, God used an earthquake to get someone's spiritual attention.