Psalms 1:1&2 = “ Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.” The phrase “Blessed is the man” is found 13 times in the King James Bible, but the references to a man being blessed or to things that a man might do to receive the blessings of God are almost too many to count. Notice these verses declare that there are certain activities that a person needs to avoid and others he is to focus on. The conclusion is an emphasis on what he delights in. Couple that with Psalms 37:4=“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart,” and we realize that our being blessed by the Lord depends on developing a genuine love for the Lord and His way of life and His will for us. All too often we get our heart set on what we want and desire God to bless that.
As I write this letter my heart is broken over the state our world is in right now. It seems as though the forces of evil have the upper hand and reason is being cast aside and anarchy is reigning. I am reminded of what the president of my college said. He shared that it was at times when things seemed the darkest that God intervened and performed His greatest works. Noah’s day, the Israelites in Egypt, and the birth of Christ were a few of the examples he used. Perhaps God is about to do something quite spectacular in the coming days.
Though I wasn’t able to go to any churches representing Baptists for Life of Wisconsin in May the Lord has blessed and we are not in any financial difficulty at present. It looks like I will be able to go to 3 churches in June. June 9th we have our next board meeting and hopefully, we will be able to finish our plans for our Summit August 21 and 22, and our pro-life rally August 22nd. Both activities will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown.
Some of you are aware that Nancy fell and sprained her ankle really bad and along with that, her blood pressure became quite elevated. Unfortunately her ankle hasn’t healed as quickly as we had hoped and her blood pressure hasn’t gone down like it needs to so we would appreciate your prayers on her behalf. She has opened the Agape Center back up as it was down for awhile due to the pandemic.
Thanks for all your prayers for this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow—Executive Director—Baptists for Life of Wisconsin