Dear Praise Family,
In 2 Kings 2:9, as the time was approaching for the prophet Elijah to depart in a fiery chariot, we read this: When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” I want you to know that we have been given a double portion this week! That's right. The Governor has increased the number of people who can attend our indoor services from 50 to 100! We are so grateful for all of you who have come out to join our 50 person services, and especially those of you who have had to patiently bear with our "overflow" waiting areas. But now, we should be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend either service, while still maintaining our terrific live-streaming services for folks who are more comfortable at this time participating from home. Let's be encouraged by our "doubled" attendance limits with these words from Isaiah 61:7 "Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation, they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs." May our physical attendance "double portion" be matched by a spiritual "double portion" of God's presence in our midst! God has good things in store for us all!