Violated


Upon arriving at church last night, as I went around to turn on lights, it occured to me that things were out of place. After closer inspection I realized that we had been robbed. Thiefs took our sound board, a second mixer, monitors, a bass guitar, a keyboard, a powerpoint projector, among other things. Please pray for our church as we try to recover the stolen items, find the perpetrators, contact and work with our insurance company and deal with making our security better. I’ve never experienced a burglary on any level, and this is frustrating because the police believe it was done by someone who has visited our church on at least one occasion.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

4 thoughts on “Violated

  1. I’ve spent 48 years in the Property & Casualty Insurance business, and I had a house burglarized once, too. I’ve been on both sides of the fence.

    Maybe it’s a reminder call from God on the soul sickness He send His Son to fix. A reminder of what all the folks in your church have been saved from.

    I sure need that from time to time.

  2. Micah,

    I am heartbroken about this invasion of your church. I pray that God will provide the resources you need to worship Him in a glorious way and that the thief or thieves will receive Christ as Lord and Savior.

    Regards,

    Les

  3. You know, I was as upset about this as anyone when you called last night… but as I shared with you this morning when we spoke on the phone, this seems to me to simply be physical evidence of spiritual warfare.

    In a way, this is a good thing… it provides confirmation that Satan is upset about what God is doing in our church!

    I guess I just see it like this… if we’re willing to continue to trust God and follow where He leads, I’m confident that we’ll not only be blessed with seeing how God works to help us overcome this momentary trouble, but also be granted other opportunities to trust Him in His greater works.

    Maybe we can simply consider this an experiential lesson in trusting God… šŸ™‚

  4. Les- Thank you for the thoughtfulness. I, like yourslef, hope this leads to the conversion of those involved.

    John- I’m with you, man. I was frustrated last night too, but I’m convinced of the sovereignty of God. His kingdom WILL perservere.

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