"And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. And you shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all on its hem, and bells of gold all around them."

We've seen much of the tabernacle and its contents, ripe with symbolism, all pointing to Jesus Christ. Its much the same as we now look at the priest's garments. The robe of blue, a reminder to look up heavenward, as if to be reminded and recall the magnificence of God's creation. The pomegranates, a luscious fruit, fragrant in smell, a refreshing fruit and with delicious seeds, a poignant reminder of the Lord's divine word,  encouraging the soul and bringing gladness to the heart. Much spiritual blessing to be gleaned for the student of the word.

Pastor Russell

Opportunities

Ministry Opportunities - Amidst the Covid and its variants that have run through the world this last year or so, may go through a variety of differing scenarios. Some go on as they have, others with waning confidence in the vaccine, still many fear filled, others with cautious methodical movement, some still healing from the effects of Covid, others going through financial, health or family issues. The variations are multiplied by the changes. In all of this child of God, look for the opportunities to share a word of encouragement, to offer to pray and to share the love of Christ.

Prayer Points

River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.

Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this COVID outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.

COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.