Pastor's Perspective

The Sea of Galilee is located in the rift valley, a natural fault line that runs from the Jordan River Valley, to the Dead Sea, and all the way to Africa.  Mount Hermon, which is to the north, is over 9,000 feet high, and the Dead Sea is about 1,250 feet below sea level.  That means that the valley drops sharply to the desert region in a short distance.  As a result of this, hot air can come up from this valley quite suddenly and can collide with the cooler air from Mount Hermon in the north, mixing hot and cold combustible, natural elements to cause sudden storms on the lake.
Just one week ago, the Southeast Texas area was ravaged by a devastating natural entity called Hurricane Harvey, and its effects are still being felt today both physically and emotionally. Although we knew that this storm was certain, we had no awareness of its severity. Life is as such for the believer; we are aware of the matter of storms, but we are never aware of the manner of storms until we actually experience them. What we discovered, is that God still controls nature and is still in control of life's circumstances. We are incredibly sensitive to the plight of those that are less fortunate than we are as a result of this storm, but we are grateful that God has ultimately spared our lives. 
Now, we must begin to recover and restart, but in the process, we must also seek ways in which we can assist those within our church family, community, and city in doing the very same. I pray that we, the NMCBC family, would band together in helping one another in both substance and spirit during this time because we need God's assistance, but we need each other as well. I pray that more than ever, this would bind us together in a way like none other. Never forget that we are NMCBC, we are, "Building Relationships One Day At A Time."

Rev. Christopher C. Moore