Written by cycleguy on March 22nd, 2020

With all the talk about “the virus” I thought we needed a reminder that we are still alive and live on a planet made by God, the Creator of all things good.  I came to the office early this morning (Sunday) and about 7:40 I peeked outside. I saw this sunrise and took these pictures.









I’d say that is a pretty impressive display of God’s creative work wouldn’t you? 

Our service was live streamed on the church’s Facebook page.  I do not have the ability to post it here but if you would like you can go to the church’s website and click on OVCF Facebook Page. You can ask to join and either Diana or Tami will approve it. You can then watch it. I understand (and may be wrong since I am technologically-challenged illiterate) that you can watch it once you are a member of our page.

And remember there is always a sunrise with Jesus. In fact, it was real popular a number of years ago to say, “Friday’s here, but Sunday’s coming!” Good Friday looked bleak, but Resurrection Day changed it all.


Shortly before they left on their spring break vacation one of the ladies in the church (my State Farm Agent) said she saw a shirt and it had my name written all over it. She gave it to me to wear and I told her I would wear it the first Sunday they were back. Today was that day and you obviously know the result of that.  It tells a great story for us and our times.  It is a lesson we must never forget.

Those are my words to all: DON’T. GIVE. UP!!


13 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ed says:

    That’s it in a nutshell. I think that we learn how not to give up by reading the account of the 40 days in the desert that the Israelites faced, and how God was patient with them.

  2. Ryan S. says:


    Is the link to the Facebook page…
    The rest of what you describe is accurate. You can be approved and watch a live stream or you can find a audio recording to the left of the ovcf webesite, whichever you prefer.

    In regards to not giving up… No plans to do that!

  3. That t-shirt is perfect for you, Bill. And a much timely post! The sun/Son will continue to rise! Hallelujah!

  4. Love that shirt, Bill! And no, I will NEVER give up, that’s for sure.

  5. Pam says:

    Love the pics, Bill! Haven’t heard you mention much about the CV–neither has Dick! We all need a bit of beautiful sky and encouraging words these days! Thanks for sharing!

    • cycleguy says:

      You are right Pam. I haven’t…on purpose. I think people are CV weary and I refuse to add to that weariness. I would rather give them hope and encouragement because I know who is in charge and He’s “got this.”

  6. Lisa notes says:

    That shirt is very appropriate. I need to hear those words myself. Thanks, Bill!

  7. floyd says:

    Amen, Bill. God is sovereign over His creation. And we know that all things work together for His perfect will. We just need to remind one another. Thanks for doing your part.