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When We Are Drowning In Our Blessings

By Pastor Mark Lee

 

Last month, California’s prayers were answered.  After years of water shortages and dry weather, the sky opened up and rain began to fall.  And fall.  Within weeks, approximately 80% of the state’s historic drought had ended.  Californians, however, soon found themselves drowning in their blessings.  As the soil became saturated and the streets flooded, many people grew frustrated with the very thing they had asked God to send.

 

Being unappreciative of God’s gifts is not unusual.  Just take a look at our daily lives.  We yearn for children, but lament the active toddler or trying teenager.  We ask God for shelter, but despise the never-ending housework. We pray for a steady paycheck, but can’t stand our co-workers.  From the beloved spouse we argue with to the dinner we don’t want to cook, we often have a tendency to take life’s blessings for granted.

 

Much has been said about the need to have an “attitude of gratitude.”  And honestly, who doesn’t want to be grateful for everything they have?  Unfortunately, it is easy to lose sight of the positive when faced with the negative.  No matter how hard we try to fight them off, bad thoughts can creep in.  Because of this, we need to intentionally find something to be thankful for in each situation we face – no matter how bad it is.

 

Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  The next time you are frustrated while cleaning the toilet or sitting in traffic, remember that many of these circumstances are the result of your answered prayers.

 

VantagePoint Church meets at Roosevelt High School on Sundays at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 11 a.m.

VantagePoint Church to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Staff Reports

Eastvale – For the tenth consecutive year, a popular springtime event will be returning to Eastvale.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, VantagePoint Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Roosevelt High School Football Stadium.  The celebration will take place between 9 a.m. and noon.

Easter egg hunts for children of all ages will be held throughout the day, including special sensory hunts for children with special needs.  Children with special needs will also be given front of the line wristbands and will have a special designated event entrance.

“This fun-filled event has always drawn a large crowd and every year the attendance increases,” said Monique Whritenour, Director of Operations for VantagePoint Church.  “In an effort to build upon our success and better serve our community, we added a few new features that would enable children of all ages and backgrounds to have access to the many fun activities.”

In addition to the Easter egg hunts, the event will also include games with prizes, giant inflatable obstacle courses, raffles, and pictures with the Easter Bunny, Belle, Spider Man and Captain America.  Admission to the event and all of its activities is free.  Food will be available for purchase.

While the entire community is invited to attend, Whritenour believes that families with children ages 12 and under will find it especially enjoyable.

“The 10th Annual VantagePoint Church Easter Egg Hunt will provide a wonderful opportunity for Eastvale families to get to know their neighbors, while providing their children with a positive and fun experience,” she said.  “Of course, our goal is always to show the community Christ’s love.  We ask for nothing in return.”

They will have Accommodations for Children with Special Needs like: Short Lines for Event Entrance, Front of the Line Wristbands, and Sensory Friendly Easter EGG Hunt! Look for the Sign at the Entrance that says, “Special Needs.”

Roosevelt High School is located at 7447 Scholar Way in Eastvale, Calif.  For more information regarding VantagePoint Church or the annual Easter Egg Hunt, call (909) 465-9700 x102 or visit www.vantagepointchurch.org.