America’s moral, cultural and societal trajectory is disturbing to many Christians. These changes are particularly worrying when they impact our children. Among other things, parents are forced to have conversations about sexuality, pornography, and identity in a manner and on a timetable we likely would not have chosen. News headlines once reflecting realities “out there” are now openly discussed in elementary school classrooms. In the midst of anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed, its good to reflect on what is true. When we treasure Gods’ Word—the definitive proclamation about reality—we can be at peace in the storm and give our children the gift of an unshakable and certain hope.
In April, several of Valley Bible Church’s pastoral staff were privileged to attend the 2017 Gospel Coalition conference in Indianapolis. Over 8,600 attendees from all 50 states and 57 countries attended. There is something powerful about singing “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” together with 8,000 brothers and sisters from around the world unified by the Spirit of Adoption.