Pastor: God doing new things
GOD IS ABOUT to do some new things in the Oistins community and across Barbados as a whole.
That message of hope came from pastor at the Bethlehem Moravian Church, Maxwell, Christ Church, Delroy Burley, during a service on Sunday to officially launch activities for the annual Oistins Fish Festival, which kicks into high gear this weekend.
He focused his Palm Sunday message on Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. And just as there was a hope of Jesus doing new things for the people at that time, Burley said the same thing would obtain today for the fisherfolk who were complaining of scarcity.
“I want you to know, as you celebrate this week, the God who provides in times of scarcity is the same God who provides in times of plenty, and He will do a new thing this time for you. So don’t you worry, God will do a new thing,” he assured.
Burley also had words of encouragement for Christ Church South Member of Parliament, Minister of Health John Boyce, who was in attendance, and his staff in the ministry who are battling three mosquito-borne diseases.
“Not to worry, for God will enhance your ministry to do a new thing to bring healing to His people of Barbados and the wider regions. So I want you not to worry, Sir, God is on your side,” Burley said.
He also spoke blessings to the people within the sound of his voice, who have gone through bad experiences and are now hesitant to make the first moves.
“I want you to know God is telling you a new thing. He wants you to step out in faith and be bold for the Lord, and He will protect you from all harm and danger for faith without works is dead,” he reminded.
Burley added: “Every day for us is an opportunity for God to do a new thing for us and in our lives. So that Jesus can do a new thing in and through us, so that we can do what He wants us to do.”
During brief remarks, Boyce encouraged people to patronise the various activities in the festival and to be “responsible” as they celebrate. (YB)