This morning I stood before my congregation
and loudly proclaimed the goodness, mercy and faithfulness of the Lord. I am not ashamed to call Jesus my Messiah and
the King of my life.
I know the men were watching me closely ever since yesterday's
media attack. I must admit that I am in great inner anguish at the lies and disgusting things that have been said.
Nevertheless I live by God's strength and by faith in His Word. His precious promises are true, and they cannot fail.
Furthermore, a number of the men in my fellowship have told
me that they've been praying for me. The fact that I continue to press on gives them the strength and encouragement
to do likewise. These brothers know at least some of what I have to endure because of the periodic media attacks that
come my way.
So they reason within their own minds that if David
could endure his trials, and if he could remain faithful to God, then so could we.
Because I am a living spectacle and an open book before
the church and the world, I cannot afford to lose faith or quit.
For the Christian there is no reverse gear built inside
us. We have been made to go forward.
June 5, 2005
(c)2005 David Berkowitz