Dear Church Family,

Greetings! I hope this letter finds you blessed and well. May is here, and things are looking nice and green. We are hoping to close on our house and be moved here to Lubbock by the middle of May. So please keep that in your prayers.

One of the highlights of the month of May is, of course ‘Mother’s Day’. I found a list of just a few of the wonderful lessons mothers teach us.

Mothers teach us about maturity: “Eat your vegetables or you’ll never grow up.”

Mothers teach us about religion: “You better pray that comes out of the carpet.”

Mothers teach us about time travel: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

Mothers teach us about contradictions: “Shut your mouth and eat your dinner!”

Mothers teach us about contortionism: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck?”

Mothers teach us about perseverance: “You are going to sit here until you eat every last piece of that broccoli.”

Mothers teach us about genetics: “You’re just like your father.”

Mothers teach us about the weather: “It looks like a tornado swept through your room.”

Mothers teach us about the circle of life: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

Now I’m not sure about you, but I learned a few of those lessons from my mother. Seriously, motherhood is a blessing, and a challenge. One day is not sufficient to show gratitude for all mothers do. I encourage you to be deliberate throughout the month and year, to give special honor to mothers and wives. In so doing you will be blessed.

Let’s take a little time to look at what we will be doing on the Sabbaths of May. On Sabbath, May 5, we will be blessed with a message by Ken Cartwright entitled “Just Say No.” On Sabbath the 12th I will be sharing a message entitled “The Command with a Promise”. God established the institution of marriage and parenthood. He values it so much He included it in the Ten-commandments and pronounced a blessing upon those who honor parents.

On Sabbath the 19th we will start what I am planning to be a three-part series on the seven annual Old Covenant Feasts. There is much confusion in the world regarding the feasts and covenants. What can we learn from the feasts, what do they mean and how do they apply to us today? By the grace of God we will learn the answers to these questions. We will start with “Feasts, Part I: Shadows of Christ” followed by “Feasts, Part II: Spring of Deliverance” on the 26th. We will finish on June 2nd with “Feasts, Part III: Fall Finally”.

I look forward to seeing you every Sabbath as the Lord allows.


Pastor Jeremy McCombs
Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church