Sunday Sermon, January 21, 2024
Guest Speaker: David Colbath
He was one of 20 people wounded when a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. For more information on this tragic event, go to
God did not run out of miracles on that day and He still has more to come. God uses any and all events for His glory and to shape our lives. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Many miracles occurred that day such as their pastor was not there and a game warden arrived on the scene and put a tourniquet on David’s arm which prevented his bleeding to death.
There were approximately 70 people in the church that day. The following Sunday about 1000 people gathered in the park to worship God for His goodness. Prayers for their congregation went up to God from people and churches around the world.
David shared how in the past he operated in his own power and that resulted in nervousness and fear but now he has learned to operate in God’s power which brings confidence and removes fear. He is not a victim but a survivor. Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”
God has a plan and purpose for each of us. Why did David survive when 26 died? Romans 11:33-34 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?”
Life is short; the Bible compares it to a mist. James 4:14 “...What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Let us choose to live God’s way and make a difference in the world. We don’t need to minimize those difficult situations but instead maximize God and His purposes. Hold on and wait for those “But God” moments. Let us find joy in each day and remember our satisfaction comes from God.